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 Half Million Dollar Baby
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
Four vacation destinations you might never have thought of.
Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
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Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.