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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

A House Divided

A House Divided

By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

Choosing a Mortgage

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

 

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

Best Vacations: By Car, By Ship, By Foot, Once in a Lifetime

Four vacation destinations you might never have thought of.

Silver Sneakers 101

Medicare’s popular program, offering free gym membership and health education.

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

Understanding Extended Care

Understanding the types of extended care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.

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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Annuity Comparison

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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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.

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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 Real Cost of a Vacation Home

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

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

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