The Painted Porch Team

Coffee Talk: Real Estate and Taxes

Investing in real estate can be very lucrative — and very risky. How do I understand the value of my investment today? What about the value of the time I’ve spent on maintenance, tenant issues, or financing? And I love the tax benefits while I own the property,...

Coffee Talk: Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

With so much upheaval in 2020, we have been inspired to see many of our clients either giving to charity for the first time, or increasing their usual giving amount. The recent return to stock market highs presents some creative opportunities for those looking to give...

Coffee Talk: Why a Financial Plan?

Why build a financial plan, anyway? What does Painted Porch do, beyond just investing assets in the market? And isn’t a financial plan just a way to “corral” me into becoming a client? In our inaugural Coffee Talk, Brian and Meg discuss the...

Time to Breathe

"If we pause and breathe in and out…we can look at the world with fresh eyes and hear things with fresh ears." — Pema Chödrön These are hard days, with so much stress on so many levels — from concerns about the health of ourselves and our loved ones, to the...
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