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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

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

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

The Anatomy of an Index

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Countering Counterfeit Currency

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

 

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single

Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.

Debt Stress

There’s a link between debt and stress.

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

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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.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

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.

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