In 2017, the state and local tax (SALT) deduction was capped. This severely impacted the taxes for many people, especially the high-income earners in high-income-tax states.

In this episode, Roby Kotcamp and Derek Myron talk about the provisions that many states are offering, including California, to help taxpayers minimize the impact of the SALT deduction limit.

Roby and Derek discuss:

  • The evolution of SALT deductions — and the latest changes expected to stay until 2026
  • What type of business owners can benefit most from the deduction
  • Key deadlines you should be aware of to take advantage of the deduction in 2023
  • How Centura works closely with CPAs to help clients navigate the SALT deduction

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Section 1202 of the IRS code can potentially save eligible business owners millions of dollars in taxes. However, it is an underutilized section as few business owners know how to successfully implement this strategy.

In this episode, Roby Kotcamp and Kyle Malmstrom explain what Section 1202 entails, the primary eligibility criteria for QSBS (qualified small business stock) transactions, and the major tax benefits involved in the process.

Roby and Kyle discuss:

  • Three types of business owners that can benefit most from QSBS transactions
  • Important dates that affect the extent of your tax exemption
  • How to minimize your federal and state income tax as well as your estate tax
  • Why you should plan at least a year in advance for QSBS transactions

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At Centura, we divide financial planning services into two categories: 1) Steps that make your plan just “good enough” and 2) Steps that actually move the needle and make a measurable difference in your wealth.

In this episode, Derek Myron and Sean Clark unpack the four steps that fall “below-the-line” and three steps that fall “above-the-line” in financial planning. They further explain the impact that each step has on your financial plan.

Derek and Sean discuss:

  • What sets Centura Wealth Advisory’s Liberated Wealth® Process apart
  • The importance of adopting a forward-looking approach to tax planning
  • How Centura professionals collaborate with CPAs and estate planning attorneys to improve the client experience
  • How balance sheet optimization works (and why it matters)

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Historically, many Americans have been quite charitably inclined.

If you are one of them, your philanthropic efforts can be optimized with Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) that help you minimize your taxes while giving money away.

In this episode, Derek Myron and Kyle Malmstrom explain the benefits and risks of Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) and why they are starting to regain their relevance in the current environment.

Derek and Kyle discuss:

  • How to determine if CRTs are ideal for your family
  • The different types of Charitable Remainder Trusts — and how to plan for them
  • How payout rates and duration impact your charitable planning
  • The types of investments that might work best within CRTs

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Chuck and Mary Ann Cox became clients of Derek Myron, Managing Director of Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura), in 2004. After 18 years of wealth management and financial planning, Derek continues to serve Chuck today (unfortunately, Mary Ann passed away in 2018).

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Chuck Cox, a retired executive, about his client experience at Centura. Chuck provides insights into the wealth management approach adopted by Centura and how it has improved his financial well-being over the years.

Chuck discusses:

  • The challenges he and Mary Ann faced while managing wealth on their own
  • How Centura advisors helped him in estate planning, tax planning and balance sheet optimization
  • How alternative investments contributed to his financial goals
  • Why he was able to assist in his daughter’s business without taking a hit on his own financial position

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The recent market and economic downturn, combined with high inflation and looming interest rates, are forcing investors to consider alternative asset classes.

One such alternative asset class is private equity, which has become highly accessible to individual investors today.

In this episode, Chris Osmond, CFA, CAIA®, CFP®, speaks with Jeremy Held, Managing Director at Bow River Capital, about the benefits of including private equity in your portfolio.

Jeremy discusses:

  • How private equity differs from public equity
  • Why access to private equity is no longer limited to institutional investors
  • How the Bow River Evergreen Fund dispels common myths related to evergreen funds
  • The current and future scope of private equity
  • Centura Wealth Advisory’s comprehensive due diligence process

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Selling a business is a complex process. You need to tackle several types of taxes. You need to effectively invest the proceeds. Finally, you also need to overcome the emotions of letting go of your business.

In this episode, Kyle Malmstrom interviews Doug Pate, a client of Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura) who recently sold his business, International Surf Ventures Inc., after growing it for 17 years.

Doug discusses:

  • His personal experience of navigating a business exit
  • How CLATs helped him save seven figures in taxes and achieve his charitable goals
  • Why wealth protection is as important as growing your wealth
  • Centura’s involvement in his wealth management (including alternative investments)

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Given the current market gyrations, we are often asked by clients, “What are we doing to manage risk? And how does it impact our portfolios?”

In this episode, Roby Kotcamp, Senior Wealth Advisor, and Chris Osmond, Chief Investment Officer, discuss Centura Wealth Advisory’s approach to risk management. They also explore strategies to achieve greater risk-adjusted returns.

Roby and Chris discuss:

  • A brief overview of the Fed’s recent actions — and their market implications
  • Why cash flow is more important than the rate of return
  • How private real estate, private equity, and private credit can be a useful addition to your portfolio
  • The benefits of structured notes in risk management

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Aubrey Serfling and Lori Long have worked with Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura) as clients for over eight years now. Despite being retired executives today, they continue to work on their charitable endeavors.

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Aubrey and Lori about their client experience at Centura. They share insights into their wealth management journey which includes comprehensive tax planning, estate planning, balance sheet optimization, and cash flow planning.

Aubrey and Lori discuss:

  • Major pain points they uncovered during their discovery process
  • How they have benefited from trusts (e.g. CLATs) and various alternative investments
  • Balance sheet items that caused maximum problems — and how they addressed them
  • Their advice to executives who are trying to manage wealth on their own

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Real estate investors often use a 1031 exchange to defer taxes.

However, a direct 1031 exchange is not possible if you want to transfer your real estate investment into publicly traded REIT shares.

In this episode, Sean Clark, Director of Financial Planning, and Mark Kenny, Advanced Planner, discuss alternative tax deferral strategies using UPREITs and DownREITs.

Sean and Mark discuss:

  • A brief overview of 1031 exchanges
  • How UPREITs and DownREITs work — and the difference between them
  • How the team at Centura Wealth Advisory navigates these transactions
  • Liquidity, diversification, and wealth transfer benefits of UPREITs and DownREITs

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The team shares smart techniques and insights for individuals and families to innovative tax planning strategies that help build and protect their wealth