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Key Tax Deductions for Business Owners

Tax season is here. And by now you should have most of the documents you need to start preparing your 2016 tax returns. Business owners and individuals can yield significant tax savings with the proper planning. Invest 3 minutes and… Read Now >>

The Alchemy of Alignment Business Training Event

August 30, 2017

REGISTRATION FORM BELOW THE ALCHEMY OF ALIGNMENT We are hosting a very powerful interactive learning event on “Business Mindset & Performance” in association with Larry Kesslin of 5-dots.  We are limiting this event to a small group of growth-focused business owners… Read Now >>

The Reason Why Being an Intelligent Investor is Hard… but Rewarding

August 28, 2017

It’s vitally important that you understand market history, both the good and the bad, in order to turn your investment portfolio into a long-term wealth building machine. No one said that investing is easy, especially when it involves the emotionally… Read Now >>

How to take an Emotionally Intelligent Vacation

August 7, 2017

Are you getting ready to pack your bags for your end of summer vacation? If so, this is a perfect opportunity to revamp your mind, body & soul. When on vacation, you can always make some “free” time to work… Read Now >>

What Your Investment Portfolio Shouldn’t Look Like

August 2, 2017

Have you ever looked at your investment account statement and said “What?” Matt had the honor of reviewing his good friends account statement as he was concerned as to what was going on within it only to find a dirty… Read Now >>

What’s The Real Value of Your 401(k)?

June 26, 2017

We interact with a lot of smart business owners and professionals but we find that most people still don’t know the real value of using a 401(k) can mean for their net worth. There are two major tax benefits to… Read Now >>

Is Your Home A True Investment?

June 26, 2017

Do you view your home as an investment? We don’t, at least not the way most people think of it. Good investments don’t require you to put money into them each and every month. Good investments have the ability to… Read Now >>

Getting to Know Our Team: Anakaren Godinez

June 26, 2017

We are excited to announce that we have a new member to the Illumination Wealth team. Anakaren Godinez is a recent graduate from San Diego State University’s Financial Planning Program and has now joined our team as an Associate Financial… Read Now >>

Western Pension and Benefits Conference

April 28, 2017

On April 18th, Matt was invited as a guest speaker for the Western Pension and Benefits Conference. His audience consisted of business professionals such as CPAs, ERISA attorneys, and plan vendors. Matt explained the importance of due diligence when plan… Read Now >>

Sushi and Taxes

April 10, 2017

As tax season winds down, the astute taxpayer is already planning for next year’s tax season. The amount you owe or get refunded with your tax return doesn’t need to be a surprise. With the proper planning, you can minimize… Read Now >>

Better Safe Than Sorry

April 10, 2017

Have you ever had anything of value taken from you? Well, some of our clients have. From packages to important letters, if you are expecting something important by any delivery means, whether it be Fedex, UPS etc., there are some… Read Now >>