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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.

 

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A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

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Options When Your CD Matures

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

A Primer on Dividends

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A Look at Whole Life Insurance

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Inflation & Your Money

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Split Annuity Strategy

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Historical Inflation

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Tax Freedom Day

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Saving for Retirement

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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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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The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.

Do You Feel Lucky?

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

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

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