The Dilemma of Simpson Siding
Simpson Siding has been in business for more than 20 years. Father and son Homer and Bart Simpson are co-owners, and Bart has played a significant role in the business for the last five years. Now Homer is looking to transition out of the business, but the Simpsons have no retirement plans and no buy-sell agreement.
The Simpsons were advised to design a buy-sell agreement that allows Homer to leave with the business still paying him a salary. Life insurance was used to fund the agreement, so their families will be financially stable if anything happened to either of them. Finally, Bart began making both pre-tax contributions to a SEP-IRA, as well as after-tax contributions to a Roth IRA to help with his retirement needs in the future.
Family owned businesses are a source of pride … but they can also be a source of risk. Don’t avoid tough conversations in your office for the sake of avoiding uncomfortable conversations around the dinner table. We at Malleo Financial Services can help you develop a plan that protects your business and family.
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