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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We’ll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

 

Helpful Content

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.

Doubling Your Money

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

 

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Saving on Fitness Membership Costs

There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

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My Retirement Savings

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Comparing Investments

Estimate the potential capital gains taxes due on your transactions.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Your DNA Test

If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

The Facts About Income Tax

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

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