What Makes Us Different
Our firm takes pride in being a completely independent Registered Investment Advisor. The benefits of this include: greater transparency, increased accountability, and the freedom to offer independent advice so that our clients are able to reach their goals. To put it simply, being a Registered Investment Advisor ensures our goals are aligned with the goals of our clients.
Where are you in your Life Path?
When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement
The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
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.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?
Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Universal Life Insurance
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
Tax Rules When Selling Your Home
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Paying Off a Credit Card
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
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5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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What You Need to Know About Social Security
Every so often, you’ll hear about Social Security benefits running out. But is there truth to the fears, or is it all hype?
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Social Security: By the Numbers
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Dog Bites and Homeowners Insurance
Reviewing coverage options is just one thing responsible pet parents can do to help look out for their dogs.