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Foster financial clarity before wedding, expert warns

With June coming up, wedding season is fast approaching.  Couples of all ages are working out the final details before they walk down the aisle. However, older or more financially settled people, who may be on a second (or third) marriage, may need to take a few additional steps to ensure the well-being of their children, their retirement savings or their business, while providing a foundation for a lasting marriage.

“When people get married later in life, they typically have more assets and more responsibilities to consider than newlyweds in their 20’s,” said Mary Martuscelli, West Region President of the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank in Phoenix. “To have a strong marriage and prevent future issues, it is important for couples to be open and up front about their financial obligations and concerns before going into marriage.” 

Martuscelli recommends starting with a conversation about your priorities and obligations, including when you want to retire, if you need to pay for a child’s college education or if there are any major purchases or donations you want to make. You need to make sure that you understand each other’s saving and spending habits, so there are no surprises. It may make sense to sit down with a financial advisor or a couples’ counselor to provide a third party perspective and ensure that no important topics are missed.

When you have assets going into a marriage it is also a good idea to discuss a prenuptial agreement.  “If you did not trust each other, you would not be getting married,” says Martuscelli. “However, a prenup is an important step for securing your future and that of your children or business. It is not something that you can afford to leave to chance.”

Depending on where you live, marriage could negate previous estate plans that you already have in place, which also makes the discussion of wills and trusts an important part of marriage plans . New couples must take care of each other, but also need to ensure the continued wellbeing of children and other dependents. Spend some time assessing your new needs with your financial advisor. Your estate planning should be updated to reflect your new priorities and protect your new spouse and any dependents.

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Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Board

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its Board of Directors for Super Bowl XLIX. The board of directors is comprised of business leaders that volunteer their time to drive the state’s efforts for Super Bowl XLIX.

The Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation. The mandate of the Host Committee is to galvanize local stakeholders in a united approach to hosting the largest single-day sporting event by maximizing positive media exposure, fueling the economic engine of Arizona and leaving a lasting legacy long after the excitement of the Big Game. The board was assembled in 2013 to begin planning and to garner local corporate support and sponsors.

Board members include:
● Board Chair David Rousseau, president, SRP

● Brad Anderson, executive vice president, brokerage office services, CB Richard Ellis

● Michael Bidwill, president, Arizona Cardinals

● Jose Cardenas, senior vice president and general council, Arizona State University

● David Farca, president, ToH Design Studio

● Jim Grogan, chief operating officer, International Capital Investment Company

● Michael Haenel, executive vice president, Cassidy Turley

● Mike Kennedy, partner, Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. (chairman, Super Bowl XLII Host Committee in 2008)

● Dan Lewis, senior vice president, Sovereign Finance

● Jeffrey Lowe, president, MidFirst Bank

● Mary Martuscelli, regional president for the private client reserve, U.S. Bank

● Andrew McCain, vice president and CFO, Hensley Beverage Company

● Patrick McGinley, vice president of property management, Vestar

● Steve Moore, president and CEO, Greater Phoenix CVB

● Jodi Noble, partner, Deloitte

● Jay Parry, president and CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee

● Earl Petznick Jr., president and CEO, Northside Hay Company

● Ken Van Winkle, managing partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP

● KJ Wagner, president and CEO, Willis of Arizona, Inc.

● David Watson, co-founder and managing partner, mybody and president and managing partner, Revolution Tea

● John Zidich, CEO, Republic Media Publisher, The Arizona Republic

“We have an impressive group of business leaders working together to meet the fundraising goals for Super Bowl XLIX and to maximize the opportunity to build the Arizona brand in this unparalleled global spotlight,” said David Rousseau, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee chairman. “We want to promote Arizona as an ideal destination for businesses and tourists well beyond Super Bowl XLIX.”

Super Bowl XLIX is scheduled to be played at University Of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015, marking Arizona’s second Super Bowl in seven years. In Super Bowl XLII at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 3, 2008, The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 17-14. Arizona’s first big game, Super Bowl XXX, was held at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium in 1996, with the Dallas Cowboys beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17.

For more information on the Board of Directors, please visit http://azsuperbowl.com/about-us/meet-the-team/