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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges.  Along with these challenges come 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. By learning about your personal situation, we identify your goals, understand your tolerance for risk, and start you toward realizing your dreams. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication are the cornerstone of our 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.

Helpful Content

What’s Your Investment IQ?

What’s Your Investment IQ?

You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

 

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

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

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

Volunteering in Retirement

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

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Disability Income

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

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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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.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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