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.
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- are not insured by the FDIC;
- are not deposits or other obligations of Community Shores Bank and are not guaranteed by Community Shores Bank; and,
- are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.
Death is No Excuse
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
There’s a link between debt and stress.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
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