The world has certainly changed! Remember when people worked at the same job, lived in the same house, and one spouse could support the whole family? Well, as Bob Dylan once said “times they are a changin.” No longer can you rely on a hefty pension or rely on social security to carry you through retirement.
Your dreams and hopes may not have changed but everything else has. How you will achieve your dreams has become more and more complicated, especially when it comes to your finances.
You need a retirement blueprint. Much like building a house you need someone that understands all the components of the project and can “put it all together.” That’s where we can help you!
We hope your visit here will help you understand the opportunities and potential rewards that are available when you take a proactive approach to your personal financial situation. We have created this Web site to help you gain a better understanding of the financial concepts behind insurance, investing, retirement, estate planning, and wealth preservation. Most important, we hope you see the value of working with skilled professionals to pursue your financial goals.
We’re here to help educate you about the basic concepts of financial management; to help you learn more about who we are; and to give you fast, easy access to market performance data. We hope you take advantage of this resource and visit us often. Be sure to add our site to your list of "favorites" in your Internet browser. We frequently update our information, and we wouldn’t want you to miss any developments in the area of personal finance.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
The Other Sure Thing
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
The Financial Literacy Crisis
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.
One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.