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.
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However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.
Social Security: The Elephant in the Room
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
Retiring the 4% Rule
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
How long does a $20 bill last?
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.