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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.
Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.
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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Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
How long does a $20 bill last?
Technology tips to make your next trip even better.
E&O insurance is specifically designed to protect you, or your company, from the risk of a client’s dissatisfaction.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?