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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.

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Helpful Content

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

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

Problems with Probate

Problems with Probate

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

 

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

Good Health is Good Business

Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Five strategies for managing your student debt.

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

Historical Inflation

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

The Facts About Income Tax

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Forecast

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

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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