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Achieving Financial Confidence

Financial Confidence has a different meaning for most of us and particularly at different points in our lives. What does financial confidence mean to you today and how would you like to be helped?

Do any of these areas concern you?

Investments - Have you ensured your investment portfolio is structured in a tax-efficient way?

Retirement - Have you considered the possibility of living a long life and having enough money to carry you or your dependents through 20 plus years?

Education Planning - Have you determined how much you will need to cover the cost of your children’s college education?

Liabilities and Debt - What kind strategy do you have for financing short-term or long-term needs?

Estate Planning - How would you like your spouse, children or charitable organizations to benefit from your legacy?

If any of these areas concern you, help is easier than you might think. These are the ways I can help:

  • Visit our “contact” section to call or email us.
  • On most pages, there is a “have a question” section to send us a question. We will respond within 24-48 hours.
  • I offer a 30 minute, no obligation telephone consultation.
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Helpful Content

Critical Estate Documents

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

 

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

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.

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 History of Retirement

Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

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What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

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.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Perception vs. Reality

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

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

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