Your Financial Future
You might have an attorney, an accountant, a stockbroker and an insurance agent; but who is coordinating all of your financial affairs? Who works with you to help ensure that decisions made are aligned with your financial goals? In these volatile times, financial planning is no longer a do-it-yourself project. There has never been a time when there was a greater need for competent advice and compassionate planning services.
We are a fee-based financial services firm dedicated to providing hands-on advice, service, and support. Our Financial Second Opinion™ program is a comprehensive investment analysis tool that can help you work towards reaching your goals.
We want our clients to be as informed as possible, so our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators. Please feel most welcome to send me a note regarding any questions you may have about your situation or any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.