About Us

LifeYield began as a collaboration between Paul R. Samuelson, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder, and his father, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul A. Samuelson. Both held a long-running interest in tax-smart investing, and after years offering investment and tax-related advice to family and friends, they recognized that neither individual investors nor their advisors could build tax-smart portfolios alone. Technology was required to put these theories into practical use, and in 2008, LifeYield was founded.

Today, LifeYield is used by, and integrates with, some of the biggest names in the industry (including Morgan Stanley, Envestnet, Franklin Templeton, Allianz, Merrill Lynch, SunTrust, New York Life, Jackson National, Personal Capital, and many others). But most importantly, LifeYield is helping thousands of investors, advisors, and firms improve financial outcomes and increase overall tax-efficiency at the household-level.

Made to help advisors attract and retain clients, the LifeYield Advantage Suite® includes:

  • LifeYield Portfolio Advantage® – Measures and improves tax-efficiency at the household level using the Taxficient Score® as a benchmark.
  • Taxficient Score® – Quantifies the tax efficiency of a household portfolio by assigning a score between 0 and 100, and then suggests actions to improve the Score.
  • LifeYield Income Advantage® – Determines the most tax-efficient way to make withdrawals from multiple accounts.
  • LifeYield Social Security Advantage® – Maximizes filing strategies and financial benefits for investors as they approach retirement.

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What people are saying:

Whenever we have been in a competitive situation and discuss our methodology of being tax efficient, we have been very successful securing those relationships. We started using LifeYield soon after we made our move to become independent. I can’t even imagine where our practice would be if we had this tool throughout our entire career.

Rick Mida

Rick MidaCanopy Wealth Management

LifeYield helps us show our clients why we pay such close attention to taxes when structuring their portfolio. Clients are amazed how big of a difference it can make over the long run. Before LifeYield, it was much harder to estimate the potential tax savings and show those savings in an easy to understand way.

Steven Elwell

Steven ElwellChief Investment Officer and co-owner of Level Financial Advisors

It’s inconceivable that taxes, the single largest drag to investing have been the elephant in the room for any discussion of investing for so long. LifeYield’s Taxficient Score® will prove to be a disruptor to the industry status quo bringing tax impact to the forefront where it rightfully belongs.

Len Reinhart

Len ReinhartWealthcare Capital Management

The Taxficient Score® is an incredibly impressive innovation in wealth management. It takes an extremely complicated and important subject and makes it easy for advisors to discuss with their clients.

Mark Casady

Mark CasadyVestigo Ventures

I recently met with a retired CPA with a $1.1 Million in self-directed investment savings. LifeYield’s technology quantified the benefit of asset location, illustrated a simple score that my team will work to improve. He’s now agreed to be a long-term client.

George Rall

George RallGER Loftin Wealth Advisors LLC

By making it easy and cost effective for advisors to access leading technology solution providers such as LifeYield and the Taxficient Score®, we are able to further support their ability to manage and grow their businesses and provide even greater value in affiliation with LPL.

Andy Kalbaugh

Andy KalbaughLPL Financial

Communicating the value of tax planning has always been a challenge, until I discovered LifeYield. Using The Taxficient Score® with prospects and clients has changed my business.

Using LifeYield, James was able to show the prospect how to improve their 10-year expected return by 1.24% per year and achieve potential tax savings of $275,000 over the next ten years.

James Loftin

James LoftinGER Loftin Wealth Advisors LLC

The Taxficient ScoreTM gives me the ability to view my clients’ portfolios in ways that other tools simply cannot by providing a holistic view of client assets and further equipping me to help them create better financial outcomes.

Robert L. Franner

Robert L. Franner III, AMMS®An LPL Financial Advisor

LifeYield can be a great eye opener because advisors don’t always provide guidance on how to manage for tax-smart asset location.

It’s an effective tool if the prospect has another advisor. LifeYield can be a great eye opener because advisors don’t always provide guidance on how to manage for tax-smart asset location.

Ryan C.

Ryan C.CEO Mid-sized Investment Advisor

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