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Handwerk Multi Family Office offers affluent families a holistic approach to wealth. Our process is multi-dimensional and extends well beyond investing in order to uncover opportunities and risks.

More Than Just Investing

Unlike financial planners or wealth managers, we go beyond investing to offer a comprehensive suite of services in addition to implementing the ideas, suggestions and strategies of best-in-class consultants.

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Our Business Philosophy

HMFO acts as the Personal CFO to a select few families, assisting them to help grow and protect their wealth. We focus on affluent families with $2-10 million in investable assets, and our goal is to make a significant difference.

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Meet Derrick Handwerk

Meet and connect with Derrick Handwerk, Personal CFO and Managing Partner for Handwerk Multi Family Office.

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written by Derrick Handwerk

Challenges Facing Privately Held Businesses

A white paper written by Derrick Handwerk explaining the
importance of Privately Held Business in the US Economy
and the challenges they are facing 




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Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

Problems with Probate

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

 

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

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