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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

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.

Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability

Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability

90% of small businesses in the U.S. don't protect their data from cyber attacks. Is your business at risk?

Build a Stronger Financial Future

Build a Stronger Financial Future

Learn about a financial asset that can help you build a stronger financial future.

 

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.

When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

Options When Your CD Matures

Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

How Compound Interest Works

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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

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

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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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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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.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

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

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.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

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