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Understanding Today's Financial Environment

As an independent financial consultant, we work for YOU, not a financial institution.  Everything we do, we believe is challenging the status quo.  We believe in thinking differently about today's financial environment. From Social Security maximization, income planning and wealth accumulation, your Next Phase starts here! 

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Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Universal Life Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.

 

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.

Why Medicare Should Be Part of Your Retirement Strategy

How Medicare can address health care needs in your retirement strategy.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

Money Draining Food Myths

These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

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