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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 are facing retirement or looking to better understand certain investment or risk management ideas, we can help you address your most pressing financial concerns.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, determine what obstacles might impede your progress, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our 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 our website, send us 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.

In The News:


Using Life Insurance to Pay for Retirement

Nerdwallet, 2015

For many people, life insurance and retirement planning are two separate things. Retirement planning is for you, and life insurance is for your beneficiaries. However, some financial advisors also recommend life insurance as one way to plan for retirement.


Deck is stacked against Millennial savers: Here's how to succeed

USA Today, 2016

Learn about five ways Millennials can be sure they have the experiences they want in retirement.


Generation X: Time To Reboot

Forbes, 2011

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research study concludes that during the Great Recession those in their 30s suffered the greatest percentage drop in both income and net worth of any age group, with their housing-­dominated net worth falling a stunning 45%.

The good news, if you’re a GenXer, is that you still have decades to recover, particularly if you stick to some new post-Great Recession rules. As Lori Biancofiori puts it, “You can’t choose your economy.” But you can choose your strategy.

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The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

Business Solutions with Life Insurance

Business Solutions with Life Insurance

How can whole life insurance protect your business and reward and retain your key employees?

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

 

Take Advantage of These Business Tax Deductions

As a business owner, you have many opportunities to generate tax deductions throughout the year.

Looking to Improve Your Financial Future?

Consolidating financial accounts onto one platform can help you spell out a clearer financial future.

The Big Picture–Earnings Preview

Here are some insights on how the Q2 Earnings Report could shape up.

Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds

Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

The Big Picture–Little Focus on Big Issues

If the stock market is hitting record highs, why aren’t money managers feeling the love?

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

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

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.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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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.

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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

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

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

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