Personal Solutions

Margaret May Insurance & Financial Services provides individuals and families with innovative, cutting-edge products and services to help them grow, protect and conserve their wealth through all stages in life. Taking into account your needs, goals and tolerance to risk, we will work with you to bring clarity to where you’re going and how to get there. Some of our key services are detailed below.

401(k) and IRA Rollovers

When you leave a job or retire, you have a decision to make regarding your 401(k) money. While leaving those assets in the former employer’s plan is an option, a rollover can be a consideration. Working with your tax advisor, we can help you determine the right course of action for you. This may include: leaving the funds in your existing plan, if permitted, or rolling them into your new employer’s plan, if one is available and rollovers are permitted. Each choice offers advantages and disadvantages, depending on your specific needs and retirement plan, such as the desired investment options and services, applicable fees, expenses, and withdrawal options, as well as required minimum distributions and tax treatment of applicable options.

Neither New York Life nor its representatives or affiliates provide tax or legal advice.   You should consult with a tax or legal advisor to discuss any questions or concerns that they have, such as the tax consequences of withdrawing funds or removing shares of an employer’s stock from a retirement plan and whether money invested in a retirement plan receives greater protection from creditors and legal judgments in your state than money invested in an IRA or annuity.  You should also consider that you may be able to take taxable, but penalty-free withdrawals from an employer-sponsored retirement plan between the ages of 55 and 59.5 that you would not be able to take if you invest in an IRA or annuity.  Additionally, if you plan to work after reaching age 70.5, you  may not be required to take minimum distributions from your current employer’s retirement plan but would be required to do so for funds invested in an IRA or annuity. 

Asset Protection

There are numerous financial strategies and retirement income plans that can help you accumulate assets for the future, shield your business and personal assets from liabilities, and safeguard asset transfer to children and grandchildren. We can help you figure out what the right course of action is for your specific situation and objectives.

Charitable Planning

Charitable planning allows you to support the organizations and causes that matter to you, while often providing immediate income streams and reducing your tax burden. Numerous charitable giving strategies exist, and we can help you design and execute a charitable giving strategy that is in alignment with your personal and philanthropic goals.

Please seek tax advice from your own tax advisors.

Disability Insurance

In an emergency in which the main provider of your family is no longer able to work, disability insurance protects your source of income so that your family still has a source of stability. When the ability to make future plans for investment (ex: school, cars, homes) based on the assumption of future income is taken away by illness or injury, our agents can help you protect your current lifestyle and long term goals. In addition to new medical expenses, one’s income is also reduced or even terminated at the onset of an illness or injury. As the main provider for your family, you should strongly consider disability insurance if your spouse does not believe he or she could maintain financial stability, pay the mortgage, or pay off expenses on your spouse's income alone.

Estate Planning

A well-engineered estate conservation plan can minimize tax liability and ensure that loved ones are protected. We will work with you and your other advisors to assess the impact of state and federal taxes on your estate and suggest strategies to help minimize those taxes while meeting your personal philosophies and family needs.

Life Insurance

Long-term Care

To execute a sound retirement strategy, asset and income protection are a must. Designing a plan that encompasses managing costs for extended periods of care and disability insurance can help create the necessary balance in a portfolio to ensure stability and protection of assets.

Retirement Planning

We work with our clients to design and implement a variety of retirement income strategies, offering insurance products and other financial solutions. We offer a consistent process to help ensure that financial strategies reflect your risk tolerances and goals. We then monitor your strategy on a continual basis, and adjust and evolve as your needs change.

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