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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

Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets

Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets

Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

 

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Five strategies for managing your student debt.

When Heirs are Imperfect

The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

The Average American Budget

Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Social Security Taxes

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

Saving for College

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

Supporting Local Business In a Crisis

Want to ensure your favorite local spots are around after the pandemic? Learn how to support your community in this video.

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World

Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this animated video.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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