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Mission Statement

Luca, Bonino & Associates LLC is a wealth management firm devoted to help you navigate your financial future. Our mission is to help people consider innovative solutions and make informed decisions to improve their financial lives. We motivate and encourage others to pursue their own personal and financial fulfillment.

Welcome to Luca, Bonino & Associates, LLC Wealth Management

Thank you for your interest in Luca, Bonino & Associates LLC Wealth Management! We know that you depend on input and solutions from many professionals in your life and are privileged with the opportunity to help you navigate your financial future. Take some time to explore our site and let us know how we can help!

Luca, Bonino & Associates, LLC is a firm dedicated to paramount and personalized client service as well as unbiased asset management, financial and insurance planning, and investment counsel. We aspire to become the wealth management firm of choice in Woodland Hills, California as well as in our new location in the Raleigh/Durham area, North Carolina for clients that expect personalized financial planning, portfolio construction and management, accountability for investment strategies, and exceptional client service.

We aim to provide financial confidence in knowing that you have a plan in place that lets you live life to the fullest. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and assure you of every effort to earn your confidence.

Sincerely, 

Maria Bonino Houserman

Founder and Managing Director   

Helpful Content

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

Password Protection Strategies

Password Protection Strategies

Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.

 

Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream

Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

4 Reasons for the Return of Market Volatility

Why have the markets been so volatile recently?

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

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Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

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