Financial planning is unique for each person; no two financial plans look the same because everyone's life and personal goals are different. Regardless of what your goals are, financial planning can help you work towards achieving them...Read More
With combined advisory experience in excess of 40 years, the perspective we bring to our client relationships is based on our collective body of knowledge and capabilities. Both continue to evolve each day allowing us to add new tools and distinct opportunities which can potentially enrich the lives of those we serve.
Life is unpredictable, and just as the world continues to evolve and change, so do the needs of the businesses and families we are honored to serve. We pull from our experience, but we don’t rely on it as the way forward. In fact, the days we relish most are the ones that deliver a little known challenge that we are able to tackle and solve on behalf of our client and their family.
Dan Whittenburg, our Founder and key partner in the firm is regularly called upon to share his expertise within the financial services industry with his peers, and publically in the community he is proud to serve. He conveys his unique perspective through various mediums including articles, white papers and comprehensive presentations. You can find a sampling of Dan’s personal perspective below.
We regularly update and add to our perspective, so please check back often.
One silver lining in the current bear market is that this could be a good time to convert assets from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Converted assets are subject to federal income tax in the year of conversion, which might be a...Read More
There is a common misconception that estate planning is something only the affluent need to do before they die. However, estate planning is important for everyone, regardless of income level or net worth. Planning for the disposition...Read More
Have you ever thought about what would happen if you or a family member were no longer able to live independently? What if your elderly parents were no longer able to drive or perform basic activities of daily living, such as bathing...Read More
Some types of shopping can be fun: holiday gifts, clothes, maybe a new car. But I’m not sure anyone has ever considered shopping for life insurance (or any kind of insurance) fun. It wouldn’t be so bad if it was just a...Read More
You have company stock. That’s great! But just like any other financial asset, how you use it makes all the difference. On one hand, this part of your benefits plan is an incentive for you to stay with your company and a reward...Read More
Yes, there are definite perks to being a high-income earner. But if you fall into this category, you won’t be surprised to hear that you face some challenges when it comes to tax-advantaged investing strategies. Even though...Read More
An enjoyable and fulfilling retirement has never sounded sweeter. But before you start packing your bags for your dream vacation, make sure your retirement accounts can foot the bill—and all the bills to follow. That’s...Read More
One of the fundamental lessons we learn about handling money wisely is the principle of saving. Maybe Grandma gave us a piggy bank with the famous quote “A penny saved is a penny earned” inscribed on the side. Perhaps it...Read More
Most parents want their children to succeed financially, but they often don’t realize that building a strong financial foundation does not happen by accident; it takes intentionality. Sometimes talking to kids about money can...Read More
At Whittenburg Wealth Partners, we know that it can be tough creating a financial plan for your business. However, as difficult as it may be, it is vital for any business to implement a financial plan that will not only protect small...Read More
We are now just days away from the much-anticipated 2020 presidential election. The political news cycle is still endless, but the debates are over and the candidates’ last-minute efforts to reach the American public are hitting...Read More
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life is unpredictable. If you start thinking about everything that could go wrong, you’ll give yourself gray hairs and a hefty dose of anxiety. That’s where life insurance can...Read More
By now it should be common sense to expect the unexpected. But to say the events of 2020 were unexpected is an understatement. No one likes unpredictability, especially when it comes to money; and because one of the major effects of...Read More
This year has been a tough one, there’s no getting around it. No matter what your views are on coronavirus, I think we can all agree that it has thrown a wrench into 2020. Nobody expected this to happen. That said, this COVID-19...Read More
No one could have predicted that 2020 would bring with it a global pandemic, economic worries, political uncertainty, and market volatility. It sounds more like the plot of a movie than reality! While the coronavirus pandemic is at its...Read More
The ability to support your children financially beyond basic needs is an incredible gift. Specifically, providing education, whether it be private school through their earlier years or higher education, can increase their...Read More
Even though women make up almost 47% of the workforce these days, (1) they face financial challenges not often faced by men. Women typically earn 85 cents of every dollar earned by men, (2) and they usually spend fewer years in the...Read More
No one can deny that we are in the thick of things right now. Between a global pandemic, economic worries, and political uncertainty, it’s no surprise that we are seeing increased market volatility. All of this uncertainty may be...Read More
Thinking about buying a house in Salt Lake City? If so, I wouldn’t blame you. After all, with safe cities, a great quality of life, and spectacular landscapes—who wouldn’t want to own a home here? The problem is,...Read More
The financial markets took a big dip early this week over fears about the spreading coronavirus, erasing gains from earlier this year. After the Dow lost over 800 points on Tuesday, it was down a total of 1,900 points in two days....Read More
You may not want to think about it, but tax season is just around the corner. We’re coming up on the 2-year anniversary of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act being signed into law. And now that we’ve had some time to see how the...Read More
Retirement is arguably the most talked-about financial topic, and rightly so. Our retirement years can span decades and require sizable assets to take care of all our needs in our non-working years. But the amount of those sizable...Read More