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Maximize Your Social Security

Using software, we analyze hundreds of possible election strategies and identify the one that offers the highest lifetime value. Electing Social Security is one of the biggest decisions you'll make about retirement. Many people stand to gain or lose more than $100,000 in benefits depending on how they make this one decision.

 

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Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. 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, slideshows, and calculators designed to help you learn more. As you search our site, 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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Budgeting After a Divorce

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

 

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

A House Divided

By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.

Universal Life Insurance

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

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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.

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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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

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