It is a comprehensive, dynamic, ongoing process that is meant to honor and celebrate your life. All too often, the estate planning conversation is limited to “Where do you want your money to go when you die?” Instead, the internal WealthSource team can help you craft a legacy, transition your wealth into the capable hands of the next generation, and do more good in the world.
Death and disability are difficult topics to consider. However, the truth is that your family’s life will be forever changed if and when something happens to you. Left unplanned and unexamined, those changes could be financially and personally devastating to your loved ones. Let the internal WealthSource team identify potential risks and guide your conversations with attorneys.
Beyond legal documents, you need a clear plan for how to manage your wealth today, how to distribute your estate after your death, and how to pass on your core values and life lessons to the next generation. We want to minimize the administrative hardship for your loved ones and maximize the value that’s passed on beyond yourself to change lives and do good.
Transferring wealth from an estate to a beneficiary can be a complex, expensive, and lengthy process. Many legacy plans rely on strategies designed to lower the tax burden on your heirs and leverage gifting opportunities during your lifetime. Our internal WealthSource team will work alongside your attorneys to help ensure that your wishes for your family and assets are captured accurately.
Giving back isn’t just for the ultra-wealthy. Philanthropy at any level can add meaning to life, teach the next generation about the importance of aligning values with giving, and change the world for the better.
Peter B. Wolk is a former tax and estate planning attorney who started his career in financial services in 1977. As a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Peter likes to help business owners set and attain goals that help them merge their business and personal lives. Moreover, his estate planning background gives him the ability to explain complex estate planning topics to his clients in a way that they can easily understand so that they can plan for post-retirement family affairs.
Peter has also found a passion in helping widowed and divorced women. There is a unique aspect to living on your own after having a relationship; when you add money into the equation, there is a stability that is sought for. It's unknown territory for most; trust and confidence are critical to moving forward. In almost all cases, retirement is a key issue, along with safety of principal. Peter believes that there really is a science, game-plan if you will, to money that can be simple and effective and that his job is to create comfort and provide easily understood choices.
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David has a passion for helping to improve peoples’ financial lives and advising clients on their financial futures.
Prior to joining WealthSource, David was a Workplace Planning Consultant with Fidelity Investments. He worked with 401(k) participants and helped hundreds of clients define their key retirement goals and explore appropriate strategies to reach them. His focus was primarily on savings, income, and cash flow management in the years leading up to retirement.
Previously, David was a Financial Advisor with Bank of the West, with clients throughout Northern Colorado. He specialized primarily in income planning through strategies involving investing and annuity solutions to help generate steady retirement income.
David graduated from Colorado State University, earning a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Charterholder and member of CFA® Society Colorado. Outside of the office, David enjoys playing golf and following Denver sports. He lives in Parker, CO with his wife and their two dogs.
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