Funding Your Life and Protecting Against Risks
Money doesn't define who you are, but planning for the wise use of money can help you create the kind of life and lifestyle that reflects who you are and what's truly important in your life. It's tough to plan (and stay on course) in challenging economic times, but those challenges also include opportunities and potential rewards for those who can take advantage of long-term trends.
That's our job - to help you take advantage of opportunities and manage those things that could get in the way of you creating the life you want for yourself and your family. We're a bit of all these roles: coach, teacher, advisor, planner, researcher, confidante, but most of all, we've got your back. We'll try to anticipate issues, help you with decisions, and be there when you just need a sounding board.
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.
Our first - and only - priority is your overall financial success in the context of your life. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your values, dreams and goals, and understand the level of risk you feel comfortable with. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our success.
Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search the website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
Measuring the Value of a Financial Advisor
Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Getting a Head Start on College Savings
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.