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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 financial 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

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

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

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

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.

 

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

Measuring the Value of a Financial Advisor

Ever wonder what the real value of a financial advisor is? It’s not just added portfolio returns.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

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

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Tax Freedom Day

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

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

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