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Financial Planning After Retirement: Basic Estate Planning Techniques


There are common goals for client’s estate plans post-Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017.

When working with your clients and their financial plan post-retirement you can include some basic estate planning techniques such as estate tax mitigation, which continues to be a potential strategy for those that are ultra-high net worth classification. This entails using an A/B trust strategy or a Credit Shelter Trust. This video reviews estate tax mitigation as an estate planning strategy as well as basis-planning and asset protection.

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Matt Watkins, J.D., LL.M.

Matt Watkins, J.D., LL.M.


  • Financial advisor and general counsel for Argi Financial Group
  • Leads the Argi Financial Group Family Office and serves as financial advisor for high net worth clients and business owners
  • Regular public speaker on legal, tax and financial matters
  • Seven years’ experience in financial services industry
  • Prior to entering the financial services industry, practiced law for nine years in the areas of tax, mergers and acquisitions and estate planning
  • J.D. degree, University of Louisville; LL.M. in taxation, DePaul College of Law
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 502-753-0609
Steven Beck, J.D., CFP®

Steven Beck, J.D., CFP®


  • Estate planning specialist at Argi Financial Group
  • Leads Estate Planning Group at Argi and member of Family Office Team
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of federal gift and estate tax, state estate and inheritance tax, income tax, asset protection and business planning
  • Conducted numerous seminars on basic estate planning techniques, estate and income tax minimization strategies and asset protection
  • J.D. degree, University of Kentucky, CFP®
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 502-753-0609

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