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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

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 priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of 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 my 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.

Helpful Content

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

 

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Do you understand these common mobile slang terms?

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.

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: Maximizing Benefits

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

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

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Contributing to an IRA?

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

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