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Achieving Financial Confidence

Financial Confidence has a different meaning for most of us and particularly at different points in our lives. What does financial confidence mean to you today and how would you like to be helped?

Do any of these areas concern you?

Investments - Have you ensured your investment portfolio is structured in a tax-efficient way?

Retirement - Have you considered the possibility of living a long life and having enough money to carry you or your dependents through 20 plus years?

Education Planning - Have you determined how much you will need to cover the cost of your children’s college education?

Liabilities and Debt - What kind strategy do you have for financing short-term or long-term needs?

Estate Planning - How would you like your spouse, children or charitable organizations to benefit from your legacy?

If any of these areas concern you, help is easier than you might think. These are the ways I can help:

  • Visit our “contact” section to call or email us.
  • On most pages, there is a “have a question” section to send us a question. We will respond within 24-48 hours.
  • I offer a 30 minute, no obligation telephone consultation.
  • My 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 my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products.

If I could ask for a small favor, if you see material you like, would you share it with your circle of friends and family? That would help me reach more people who could potentially benefit from the information.

 

Helpful Content

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.

Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

 

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability

90% of small businesses in the U.S. don't protect their data from cyber attacks. Is your business at risk?

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

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.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

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