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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

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

Should You Ever Retire?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

 

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

Please Leave Home Without It

Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

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Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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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.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

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