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.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?
It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.
Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
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
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.