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Your Financial Future
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.
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.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
What's My Potential Estate Tax?
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Choosing a Business Structure
Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”
Split Annuity Strategy
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt
Five strategies for managing your student debt.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Estate Management Checklist
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers
Tips on insuring your teen driver.
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Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
What Is My Current Net Worth?
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Saving for Retirement
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Paying Off a Credit Card
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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The Facts About Income Tax
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
The Cost of Procrastination
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?