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.
U.S. Personal Savings Rate
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Exploring the Federal Student Grant Program
In this article, explore the benefits of the Federal Student Grant Program.
How to Read Your Credit Report
Solve a mystery while learning how important your credit report is with this story-driven interactive.
The Cost of Procrastination
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right.
To Catch a Thief
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Fixed or Variable Mortgage, Which Should You Pick?
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
Yours, Mine, and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriage
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
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Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Capital Gains Tax Estimator
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
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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.
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List
Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.
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?”
Once Upon a Goal
Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.
Estate Management 101
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.