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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.

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Federal Income Tax

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Saving for Retirement

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

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Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

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