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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 Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

 

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

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

Caring for Aging Parents

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

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

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

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Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Tax Management Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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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?”

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

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