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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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

The Other Sure Thing

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

 

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation—and expect short-term interest rates may increase—TIPS could be worth considering.

Types of Stock Market Analysis

Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

Would it surprise you to hear that China owns just 8% of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government?

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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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.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

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