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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.
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Options When Your CD Matures
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
What Is an Annuity?
Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.
What to Look for in a Long-Term Care Policy
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
What can be learned from the savings rate?
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which is Better?”
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like the junk in a junk drawer.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?