About Will Goodson

Will is a senior advisor who designs financial plans and investment strategies for clients. He is a University of Texas graduate and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Additionally, Will has obtained the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) designation and works closely with wealth management clients to determine the most optimal strategies for taking Social Security and Medicare. Read Will's Profile HereRead More Articles by Will

Financial Synergies Opens Branch Office in Tyler, Texas

We are excited to announce the opening of our new branch office in Tyler, TX. This is Financial Synergies’ first office beyond the greater Houston area. Having been with the firm since 2015, I’m very excited to help lead this new venture for the firm. As we have continued to experience tremendous growth, we felt this was a unique opportunity to extend our footprint and serve the wealth management needs for families in the greater East Texas area. Continue reading

Congress Passes SECURE Act

Congress recently passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, or SECURE Act. The bill marks some of the most significant changes to retirement policy in more than a decade. Continue reading

New Tax Law Impacting Charitable Giving?

Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that charitable giving by individuals saw the biggest drop in nearly ten years. According to the article, donations dropped by over 3% after four straight years of increased giving. Continue reading

New Rules Benefit 529 College Savings Plans

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a provision to now allow 529 Plans to be used for private elementary and high school expenses, rather than just college related expenses. The new rules are a treat for both parents and grandparents looking for a better way to pay for private educational costs. Continue reading

Medicare Open Enrollment – Coming Soon!

We are quickly approaching the annual Open Enrollment period for Medicare. Open Enrollment begins October 15th and ends December 7th. It is an important time to review both your current Medicare Part B supplement plan (i.e. “Medigap”) and Part D prescription drug coverage. Continue reading

Social Security Part 4: Taxation of Benefits

Thus far in our Social Security blog series, we have covered the basics of how retirement benefits are calculated and how individuals become eligible for Social Security. We have also discussed benefits available for spouses, surviving spouses, and family members. Continue reading