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"Don Mathieson" Registered Representative with Cetera Financial Specialist

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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 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.

Helpful Content

Put It in a Letter

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

How to Retire Early

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

What is the Value of Your Business?

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

 

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?

Building Your Legacy

A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

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Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

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