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I provide accounting, tax, financial services and investment planning services to individuals and businesses.

Retirement planning, education planning, risk management and so much more. I offer my clients a multi-faceted approach to address their growing financial needs.

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Where Is the Market Headed?

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Who Is Your Trusted Contact?

Who Is Your Trusted Contact?

This investment account question is vital and answered as early as possible.

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

 

Retiring Wild: National Parks and You

Get ready to enjoy America’s national park system with this helpful article.

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

Saving on Subscription Service Costs

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Assess Life Insurance Needs

How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.

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Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Disability Income

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or another qualified retirement plan.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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.

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Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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