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How to Leverage Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) for Tax Efficiency

When it comes to philanthropy, the adage “not only giving but giving wisely” is a great approach to consider. This is especially true for successful entrepreneurs looking to make a meaningful impact with their wealth. Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) have emerged… Read Now >>

Interview on Entreprenuership with Prince’s Daily Journal

July 15, 2014

Here is a short interview I did with Prince for Prince’s Daily Journal. We talked about how Illumination got it’s start, the driving force behind Illumination and how freedom is all about designing your life and building your finances including your… Read Now >>

July 2014: An Answer to The Most Dreaded Financial Question

June 12, 2014

How’s it going? We hope you are gearing up for an exciting 4th of July weekend. This month we have some very valuable insights and articles that will be useful in drafting your Declaration of Financial Independence. Here’s what’s lighting… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth June 2014: If You Don’t Have It, You Need A Habit

June 2, 2014

We hope you had a tremendous month of May. It was an eventful and somewhat frightening month for us here in San Diego as the county suffered from terrible wild fires. We had family, clients, friends and colleagues whom had… Read Now >>

San Diego Humane Society Walk For Animals – May 2014

May 22, 2014

The team at Illumination Wealth along with some 5,000 friends and our dogs took part in the San Diego Humane Society’s Walk for Animals which helped raise over $400,000 for the local Humane Society and SPCA. Here’s a view from… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth May 2014: Never Ask Your Barber If You Need A Haircut

May 5, 2014

This past weekend, the Kentucky Derby ran for it’s 139th consecutive time since 1875. It’s a race for three year old horses and lasts about two minutes. It’s the first leg of the crowing achievement in horse racing. The window… Read Now >>

Walk For Animals – May 10th, 2014

April 30, 2014

We’re taking it to the streets and want you to join us for the: San Diego Human Society and SPCA 20th Annual Walk for Animals. Saturday, May 10th 2014 from 9:00am – 12:00pm NTC Park at Liberty Station 2455 Cushing Road… Read Now >>

Shaq on The Importance of Financial Education

April 30, 2014

He’s not just a king on the court, but in the classroom and creating capital as well. When Shaquille O’neal was drafted into the NBA, he spent the first million that he earned within 30 minutes. O’neal then received a… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth April 2014: What Does Weight Loss Have to Do With Building Wealth?

April 1, 2014

We hope everyone has enjoyed March Madness so far (I have as my Wisconsin Badgers have made the Final Four) and the first few weeks of Spring.  Over the last few weeks we have picked up on a lot of going’s on… Read Now >>

Illumination Wealth March 2014: Financial Lessons From the California Drought

March 3, 2014

Hey, Yes, the weather is still a hot topic of conversation across the country. California (my current home) is finally getting some much needed rainfall after a severe winter drought…Minnesota (my birthplace) is still experiencing below zero temperatures in March… Read Now >>

Matt’s Appearance on Love Real Estate Radio – Feb 22, 2014

February 27, 2014

Here is a link to our Love Real Estate radio show appearance on February 22, 2014. My segment starts at minute 42:00. Check it out. In it we discussed some big picture ideas for managing your finances like a business.… Read Now >>