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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

Trends in Charitable Giving

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

 

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

What’s Your Investment IQ?

You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

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