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Brian Vnak, CFP, CPA

Vice President, Integrated Advice, Wealth Enhancement Group

Phone: 800-492-1222
E-mail: bvnak@wealthenhancement.com
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Brian Vnak is Vice President, Integrated Advice for the Wealth Enhancement Group, advising clients on income, gift, trust and estate tax issues. Mr. Vnak is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with two degrees: a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accountancy.

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Building Wealth
June 2018

Be Roth Smart: An Investment Guide to Roth IRAs

Roth IRAs are the closest thing we have to tax-free retirement savings out there, so make sure you take full advantage. Here is how Roths work and three ways to get money into them.

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Building Wealth
April 2018

All Aboard the Tax Volatility Train

The passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was the beginning of tax change, not the end. It's likely to touch off plenty more changes ahead ... so be prepared to take advantage of them if you can.

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Building Wealth
March 2018

How to Take Advantage of the New Tax Bracket Sweet Spots

While most everyone is getting a tax break starting in 2018, some taxpayers have bigger opportunities than others to make the most of it. Particularly those in the 25% tax bracket. How? Roth IRA conversions.

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Building Wealth
January 2018

You Can Pay $0 in Taxes on Your Retirement Income

When retirees add up all their deductions and personal exemptions, they may find opportunities to generate the income they need from their portfolios without triggering any federal taxes. Here's how.

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Building Wealth
January 2018

QCDs: Use This Tax Strategy to Get More From 2018 RMDs

Under the new tax law, those taking RMDs can get a tax break even without itemizing by giving to charity. Here's how qualified charitable distributions can pay off beyond good deeds.

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Building Wealth
November 2017

4 Ways Retirement Savers Can Help Reduce Their RMDs

You're proud of the nest egg you've built in your IRA and 401(k), but are you prepared for the tax bill that will come with it when the time for required minimum distributions arrives? Here are four ways to ease that pain.

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Building Wealth
August 2017

Working Part-Time in Retirement Can Be Tricky

Keeping a hand in the workforce after retirement can be richly rewarding (in a couple of key ways). However, it can also complicate your finances.

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Building Wealth
June 2017

How Saving Too Much Money Could Actually Backfire

If you’re blindly pumping so much into savings for the future that you aren’t enjoying today, then maybe you’re going too far. Stop and do the math to see what you actually need. You might be surprised.

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Building Wealth
May 2017

4 Actions to Take If You’re Retiring in 2017

Months before you walk away, gold watch in hand, there are some steps to take to maximize your benefits, take care of taxes and pave the way for a happy and harmonious retirement.

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Building Wealth
March 2017

6 Things Your Tax Preparer May Not Want You To Know

Before you hand your tax papers off to an “expert,” here are some important points to consider.

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