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Our goal is helping you define and execute a sound financial life plan based on your individual goals.


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Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

Retiring the 4% Rule

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

The History of Retirement

The History of Retirement

Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?

 

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Gap Insurance for Leased Cars

If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

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