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Welcome to Giesting Financial!  Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.

Managing your financial assets is really a continuous journey, with distinct stages including accumulating wealth during your working career, and then distributing the highest possible income stream to provide for a comfortable and secure retirement.  In addition, there are important events along the way such as education, vacations, weddings, unforeseen financial needs and the opportunity to leave a legacy.

Like any successful journey, you need a plan – beginning with the end in mind - and someone to help guide you along the way. That’s what we do. As financial planning specialists, we work with our clients to proactively plan their financial future. 


Helpful Content

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

Best Performing Asset Classes

Best Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.


Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability

44% of small businesses are victims of cyber attacks. Here’s how to protect yours.

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

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What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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.

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Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invest instead?

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

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