Seth Corkin

About Seth Corkin

As a Personal CFO, my goal in working with every client is simple – help them prioritize and achieve their various personal and financial goals. I partner directly with clients to help them quantify and evaluate the technical and emotional aspects of every financial decision given their individual circumstances. I strive to provide a concierge-level service when advising clients and coordinating all facets of their financial lives. Prior to joining Single Point, I was a Wealth Strategist at Bainco International Investors, working primarily with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and beneficiaries of generational wealth to integrate tax and estate planning strategies into their overall investment plan. Before Bainco, I was a counselor at The Colony Group where I provided holistic financial planning services to executives at both private and public companies, helping them navigate their unique compensation structures, equity incentive plans, and upcoming liquidity events. My passion for financial planning began in college while completing my undergraduate coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I developed an interest in the analytical and problem-solving components of planning. I consider myself a “lifelong learner” and am always eager to pursue educational opportunities that will help me better serve the clients with whom I work. As someone who is passionate about financial literacy and access to advice, I volunteer my time to help low-income Massachusetts residents through the Midas Collaborative as well as patients at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. I was recognized as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year by the MA Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). In addition to my pro bono work, I am an active member of the FPA and am on the NexGen and Finance Committees for our chapter. I live in Brookline with my wife, Olivia, and am an avid Wisconsin Badger and New England sports fan.

The Election & Your Estate

By |2020-10-22T20:30:54+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Estate Planning, Single Point of View, Tax Planning|Tags: , |

For part 3 of our series on the impact of the election on your finances, let's tackle the potential impact on estate taxes and the planning you can consider. Right now, the Federal estate exemption is as high as it’s ever been ($11.58MM per person!) with the exception of 2010 where the estate tax was [...]

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The Election & Your Taxes

By |2020-10-09T20:26:36+00:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Single Point of View, Tax Planning|Tags: , , |

This week in our continuing series on the impact of the election we tackle income taxes.  If you missed last week on investments you can check it out here. Below is a chart showing the top marginal tax brackets since 1913.  What stands out (beyond the fact that the top marginal tax bracket in the [...]

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How will the outcome of the election impact my finances?

By |2020-10-02T13:23:33+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Investment Planning, Single Point of View|Tags: , |

Back in July, Rene posted a video answering the question: "Should I change my portfolio before the election?" (if you missed it, you can check it out here: https://spcfo.com/should-i-change-my-portfolio-before-the-election/). Being the data nerd I am, I thought I would add onto his post with a little additional context. The reality is that a change in [...]

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Unemployment Scam!

By |2020-06-08T14:36:37+00:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: General Planning, Personal CFO, Single Point of View, Wealth Logistics|

We wanted to notify our clients and contacts of a national unemployment filing scam to be aware of.  As if 2020 didn’t have enough challenges already, right? Criminal enterprises with access to stolen personal information are attempting to file unemployment benefit claims.  As we've said before the reality is, with all of the security breaches [...]

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Introducing Michelle Lum!

By |2020-02-10T15:14:06+00:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Single Point of View|

 We’re starting off 2020 the right way – by adding a new team member!  We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of your advisory team, Michelle Lum.  Michelle will be joining SPP as a Planning Analyst.  We had the pleasure of being introduced to Michelle by a friend of the firm and, in [...]

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Tax Code Changes…Again!

By |2019-12-27T15:46:34+00:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Single Point of View, Tax Planning|

For the second time in three years, we have the pleasure* of dissecting a new bill that makes major changes to several components of the tax code. Rest assured,  we will be addressing individual planning considerations for all of our clients as we meet and talk throughout 2020.  For now, we wanted to summarize some [...]

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‘Tis the Season… For Tax Planning!

By |2019-11-04T19:45:13+00:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Single Point of View, Tax Planning|

For most people, tax season begins in February or March and entails the following: Send a completed tax organizer and your documents to your accountant in early March In 3-4 weeks, you hear back from your accountant and they tell you what you owe/are getting back In some cases, the accountant will say “you should [...]

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What You Should Know About The SECURE Act

By |2019-05-30T20:32:44+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Single Point of View, Tax Planning|

We haven’t heard the term “bipartisan support” used too frequently as of late.  However, the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019” (aka the SECURE Act) seems to be an exception to the rule. The SECURE Act was passed by the House of Representatives almost unanimously (417-3 in favor).  At its very [...]

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Double-Check Your Tax Withholding This Year

By |2018-09-12T20:36:50+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Single Point of View, Tax Planning|Tags: |

We thought we'd share this great article (click below) highlighting the importance of reviewing your tax situation this year, specifically with respect to any withholdings from W2 income. In the wake of last year's tax reform it's more important than ever to review your paystub to ensure tax withholdings are accurate for your individual circumstances. It's [...]

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Charitable Giving in a Post-Tax Reform World

By |2018-07-03T14:22:56+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Charitable Planning, Single Point of View, Tax Planning|Tags: , , , |

The tax law changes at the end of 2017 drastically changed the landscape for deductible expenses – these changes have a major impact on tax optimization and planning strategies going forward. Back-up – what are deductions? Taxpayers have two deduction options when filing a return.  They can take the standard deduction (a flat amount based on [...]

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