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The Financial Professional Podcast Series

"This series introduces the complicated nature of a client's financial journey with a panel of experts sharing how they help navigate the path." - Kim Gaxiola

The Mortgage Lending Process with Janene Towner-Chernoff

In the first episode of our Financial Professional Education Series, Janene Chernoff, Branch Manager and Loan Officer at Guild Mortgage joins us to share insights on the mortgage lending process. Our conversation focuses on the first-time homebuyer experience and what you should expect and consider BEFORE shopping for a new home; including the multiple financial and educational resources available to make home buying, even in a challenging area like Silicon Valley, possible. If you are considering buying or refinancing a home, don’t miss this episode.

Navigating Real Estate in the Bay Area with Jeni Nunn

In the second episode of our Financial Professional Education Series, Jeni Nunn, Realtor at Coldwell Banker joins us to share how she helps clients buy or sell their home. Our conversation focuses on the first-time homebuyer experience, multi-generational solutions, and the creative approaches to buying in the Bay Area

Working with a CPA on Tax Planning Strategies with Lisa Silva

We continue our Professional Education Series with Lisa Silva, CPA and owner of TaxPros in California. With over 23 years of public accounting experience, Lisa has a deep focus on income tax planning and compliance for individuals and small businesses. In our conversation we talk about tax planning, working with Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), how to prepare for an audit, and how she stays abreast of tax law changes.

Protecting Your Wishes with Barbara Pretlove

In our final podcast of the Professional Education Series, Barbara Pretlove, Estate Planning Attorney at Pretlove Law joins us to talk about why it’s so important to establish your estate plan and legal documents. As part of the discussion, we explore how wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives can ensure your wishes are carried out while alive, especially if suffering from dementia or medical conditions, and after you pass away.

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