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You deserve to understand what’s happening with your money.

Have you ever sat across from a financial advisor and only understood every third word they were saying? And yet they were talking about your money, your life, your family and your future.

At Taylor Financial Group, we believe you should understand everything that is happening with your money, and that we should be just as good about explaining investments as we are at making them.  More important, you deserve someone who understands you (and your family) and who will take the time to care.  Life is too short to worry about whether your financial advisor cares about you and your family or whether she has your back.

Before we do anything with your money, we are first going to get to know you and discuss what’s most important to you.  We’re going to discuss your goals, hopes and dreams.  We want to understand what you want to achieve with your money. And we want to know what keeps you up at night?  Is it planning for a child’s college education?  Is it worrying about your retirement?  We want to know!

Once we establish your goals and your dreams, we can then create a plan.  We will consider your income, spending, and yes, your investments, to build that plan.  Our goal is to help you live your life to the fullest and give you financial confidence.

This may be the first time for you, but it is not the first time for us.  Whether you are considering retiring, getting a buyout, or some other life transition, we have counseled many clients in your situation.  We have probably helped many people just like you.

We work with a wide variety of clients, including high net worth individuals and families, as well as small businesses.  But we specialize in helping women and their families by educating them and empowering them to take control of their future.  This is our passion!  Over the years, we’ve guided hundreds of women and their families through life’s major decisions.  We help women in all stages of life, including divorce, loss of a loved one, starting (or selling) a business, and planning their legacy.  If it is important to you, it is important to us. And, we are prepared to help you with whatever your needs may be.

We know that managing your wealth and planning for your future can be complicated.  So, we’re focused on adding convenience and simplicity to your lives.  We will always make sure you are educated on how we manage your money, and we make ourselves available to answer any questions you have.  We walk the journey with you so that you can feel confident about your future.

Whether you’re investing hundreds of thousands or millions, Taylor Financial Group is focused on helping you understand your wealth, and working together to figure out which plan works for you.  If you’re tired of the mystery of investing and want to know exactly what’s happening with your money, schedule an appointment today.  We promise to be different than the others.

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WealthMatch

Because we know how difficult it is to navigate through the challenges that come with managing your wealth, we have customized our WealthMatch process to help align your wealth with your dreams. Learn more

High Net Worth Families

Most financial advisors provide wealth management and financial planning to a wide range of clients, but only a handful of advisors exclusively serve high net worth individuals and families.
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Financial Planning

Our team of experts will design a plan to evaluate your current financial situation and direct you toward true financial freedom.

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About Taylor Financial Group

Taylor Financial Group, LLC (TFG) is an independent wealth management firm located in Franklin Lakes, NJ (Bergen County), founded by Debra Taylor, that specializes in and can act in a fiduciary capacity to high net worth families, independent women and small business owners. We have more than twenty years of experience in financial advising and wealth management and use our diverse tax and legal background to provide unbiased, comprehensive, and custom financial solutions to all of our clients with the help of WealthMatch, our personal financial management experience.

We love what we do and are deeply committed to every single client. Because we serve less than 100 families, every client has a personal relationship with our team and they are all special to us.

Mission Statement: To guide our clients on their journey towards well-being and a prosperous life.

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Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Have a home-based business? Have a teen driver? Consider umbrella insurance.

In 2017, the U.S. had a record 11.5 million millionaires, up from 10.8 million in the previous year. An increase in personal wealth may bring greater financial flexibility; it may also bring greater liability. Individuals with high net worth, or those who are perceived to have high net worth, may be more likely to be sued. If that’s not concerning enough, personal injury claims can often reach into the millions.1

Umbrella liability insurance is designed to put an extra layer of protection between your assets and a potential lawsuit. It provides coverage over and above existing automobile and homeowners insurance limits.

For example, imagine your teenage child borrows your car and gets in an accident and the other driver is seriously injured. The accident results in a lawsuit and a $1 million judgment against you. If your car insurance policy has a liability limit of $500,000, that much should be covered. If you have additional umbrella liability coverage, your policy can be designed to kick in and cover the rest. Without umbrella coverage, you may be responsible for paying the other $500,000 out of pocket, which could mean liquidating assets, losing the equity in your home, or having your wages garnished.

Umbrella liability insurance is usually sold in increments of $1 million and generally costs just a few hundred dollars a year. It typically covers a broad range of scenarios, including bodily injuries, property damage caused by you or a member of your household, libel, slander, false arrest, and defamation of character.

Deciding whether liability coverage is right for you may be a question of lifestyle. You might want to consider obtaining a policy if you:

* Entertain frequently and serve your guests alcohol

* Operate a business out of your home

* Give interviews that may be published

* Employ uninsured workers on your property

* Drive a large number of miles or have teenage drivers

* Live in a manner that gives the appearance of wealth

* Have a dog, especially if the breed is known to be aggressive

* Own jet skis, a boat, motorcycles, or snowmobiles

Even if you don’t yet have a tent in the millionaire camp, you may want to consider the benefits of liability insurance. After all, you don’t have to be a millionaire to be sued for a million dollars. Anyone who is carefully building a financial portfolio most likely wants to limit their exposure to risk. In these cases, umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
Debbie Taylor can be reached at 201-891-1130 or dtaylor@taylorfinancialgroup.com.

www.taylorfinancialgroup.com

 

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Q2 2019 Quarterly Market Update

Carson Partners’ Scott Kubie shares key events we saw in the past quarter and how we think they’ll affect markets in the upcoming quarter. Contact us to speak with a financial advisor. Read more

Market Commentary
Weekly Market Commentary April 15, 2019

The S&P 500 gained 0.6% last week and reached an all-time high (when dividends are included). A few banks reported solid earnings and indicated loan demand remains positive. Read more

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April MPL: Identity Protection Month

Have you ever received an email from a “friend” or “member of a foreign royal family” who is stranded in a foreign country? They lost their wallet and passport and their only form of communication is email. They are reaching out to you in desperate need of a wire transfer for a plane ticket home. Read more

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  • Why DIY Investment Management Is Such a Risk

    If you ever have the inkling to manage your investments on your own, that inkling is worth reconsidering. Do-it-yourself investment management is generally a bad idea for the retail investor for myriad reasons.

    Getting caught up in the moment. When you are watching your investments day to day, you can lose a sense of historical perspective. This may be especially true in longstanding bull markets, in which investors are sometimes lulled into assuming that the big indices will move in only one direction.

    Listening too closely to talking heads. The noise of Wall Street is never-ending and can breed a kind of shortsightedness that may lead you to focus on the micro rather than the macro. As an example, the hot issue affecting a sector today may pale in comparison to the developments affecting it across the next ten years or the past ten years.

    Looking only to make money in the market. Wall Street represents only one avenue for potentially building your retirement savings or wealth. When you are caught up in the excitement of a rally, that truth may be obscured. You can build savings by spending less. You can receive “free money” from an employer willing to match your retirement plan contributions to some degree. You can grow a hobby into a business or even switch jobs or careers.

    Saving too little. For a DIY investor, the art of investing equals making money in the markets, not necessarily saving the money you have made. Subscribing to that mentality may dissuade you from saving as much as you should for retirement and other goals.

    Paying too little attention to taxes. A 10% return is less sweet if federal and state taxes claim 3% of it. This routinely occurs, however, because just as many DIY investors may play the market in one direction, they also may skimp on playing defense.

    Failing to pay attention to your emergency fund. You may need more than six months of cash reserves. Many people may not have anywhere near that, and some DIY investors give scant attention to their cash position.1

    Overreacting to a bad year. Sometimes the bears appear. Sometimes stocks do not rise 10% annually. Fortunately, you have more than one year in which to plan for retirement (and other goals). Your long-run retirement saving and investing approach – aided by compounding – matters more than what the market does during a particular 12 months. Dramatically altering your investment strategy in reaction to present conditions can backfire.

    Equating the economy with the market. They are not one and the same. Moreover, some investments and market sectors can do well or show promise when the economy goes through a rough stretch.

    Focusing more on money than on the overall quality of life. Managing investments – or the entirety of a very complex financial life – on your own takes time. More time than many people want to devote; more time than many people initially assume. That kind of time investment can subtract from your quality of life – another reason to turn to other resources for help and insight.

    Debbie Taylor can be reached at 201-891-1130 or dtaylor@taylorfinancialgroup.com.

    www.taylorfinancialgroup.com

     

Weekly Market Commentary
  • Weekly Market Commentary April 8, 2019

    The S&P 500 soared 2.1% last week. Better-than-expected economic data from the U.S. and China reduced the risk of a global recession. The global MSCI ACWI gained 2.1% as the rally was broad-based. The Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index dropped 0.3% as interest rates rose on the positive economic news. Bond prices move in the opposite direction as interest rates. Read more