75. Exploring the Intersection of Tax Planning, Estate Planning and Wealth with Megan Gorman, Founder and Managing Partner, at Chequers Financial Management

Today’s conversation in the suite is about extraordinary journeys with Megan Gorman. Megan is the Founder and Managing Partner at Chequers Financial Management, a female-owned high-net-worth tax and financial planning firm in San Francisco, California, that started nearly 8 years ago. 

Megan’s financial career began when she took her first tax class at Rutgers Law School after earning a B.S. in history from Bryn Mawr College and studying in London. Her insatiable curiosity and passion for exploring financial issues through the lens of psychology, culture, and history has spawned a specialization in tax planning, a firm with a single premise:  to establish long-term, lasting relationships best to serve the needs of high-net-worth individuals and families. 

Driven by this passion, she spent almost 20 years advising wealthy families on navigating their financial lives in her roles at Goldman Sachs and BNY Mellon Wealth Management before starting Chequers. 

The name Chequers Financial Management has special significance you’ll discover about 15 minutes into our conversation and derives its meaning from the U.K. It is the second home of the U.K. Prime Minister, and today is Rishi Sunak. 

Megan is a deep thinker, and her efforts have earned her the distinction of being named to the Forbes 2022 list of America’s top women wealth advisors. She’s also a senior contributor at Forbes, writing on the intersection of her passions: tax, finance, retirement, and estate planning. She’s frequently quoted in prominent financial media outlets, including the Washington Post, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal, and more! 

She can be heard weekly on the Money Tree Investing Podcast panel, discussing trending topics in the investment world. In addition to everything she already does, Megan has recently joined the advisory board of Swaay Media Inc. Her other engagements include Schwab Impact, Tory Burch Foundation, Chief, and Better Place Forests. Just WOW.

 In fact, one of the many gifts you’ll discover about Megan Gorman in this episode is her unmistakable passion for problem-solving and bold entrepreneurial journeys. As an adjunct law professor at Golden Gate School of Law and the author of www.thewealthintersection.com, she shares sound advice on taking control of our taxes and finances in the present and planning for our future destiny In The Suite.

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