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Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges come 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 our 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 our 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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If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

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Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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

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Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

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Explaining the SECURE Act and how the changes affect your retirement strategy.

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In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

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Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

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