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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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Helpful Content

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.

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

 

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

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

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Inflation & Retirement

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

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.

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