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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Social Security: The Elephant in the Room
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?
At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?
Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
Understanding the value of a home warranty.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
What does your home really cost?
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
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.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.