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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 my website, send me 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

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

 

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

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

Pickleball in Retirement

Learn about the latest sport to sweep the nation with this informative article.

Gap Insurance for Leased Cars

If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

Assess Life Insurance Needs

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

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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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Disability Income

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

When Do You Need a Will?

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

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

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