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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.
  • My 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 my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products.

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Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

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Annuity Comparison

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This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Comparing Investments

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

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

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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Your Personal Recovery

As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.

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The Other Sure Thing

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Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

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