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Your Financial Future

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 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 us 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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Put It in a Letter

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

 

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

Understanding Long-Term Care

Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Events on Wall Street

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

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