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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.

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Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

 

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

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Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

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Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Historical Inflation

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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An Arm and a Leg

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.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Events on Wall Street

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

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