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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.
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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.
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Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Inflation - Back to the Future
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Do you have an estate strategy? You should.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.