Risk You May Not See

Hidden threats to your wealth and lifestyle could be lurking.

As wealthy households plan to sustain their assets, they must also consider potential financial hazards. Some of these risks are not always obvious.

Illiquidity of assets

When the bulk of a household’s net worth is held in real estate or a business, a retirement transition may hinge on finding buyers or investors—and as illiquid assets are converted into cash, significant monetary value may be lost. (1)

Family issues

Fragmented relationships with a spouse and children can also breed family financial conflicts. If one spouse dies, income can disappear, and joint filing status is lost.

An insurance shortfall

Customized underwriting may be needed to obtain policies with necessarily high levels of coverage.

Litigation

While medical professionals and business owners always live with this possibility, asset protection from creditors and “predators” becomes especially vital in and near retirement.


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1 USTrust.com, “2017 Insights on Wealth and Worth,” Spring 2017

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