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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 my 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 me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. I willl get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

5 Smart Ways to Mindfully Manage Your Money

5 Smart Ways to Mindfully Manage Your Money

Applying the principle of self-care, of mindfulness, to your financial life can make a significant difference for the better—not just in how you handle your personal finances on a daily basis...

Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds

Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds

Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.

It’s Time to Have a Talk with Your Parents

It’s Time to Have a Talk with Your Parents

One of the strangest developments in the ever-evolving child-parent relationship is reaching the point when an adult child starts dispensing advice to his or her parents. It’s a profound, but natural turning point in the relationship.

 

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

Retirement Plan Choices for Small Businesses

Retirement choices can be intimidating. Picking the right strategy.

Are You and Your Partner Trapped by the Money Taboo?

Were you raised with the money taboo? Many people are taught from a young age not to speak openly and honestly about money, even with their loved ones. This might not seem like a big deal, but the money taboo has real consequences.

The Basics of Medicare

Learn all about Medicare basics in this informative and insightful article.

How to Make Charitable Giving a Lifelong Pursuit

Charitable donations are good for the recipient, and increasingly, research shows that they are good for the giver, too.

Gift Yourself a Debt-Free Holiday

Here are some tips on how to have a holly, jolly and less stressful gift-giving season.

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

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?

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