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Financial Clarity through Refreshing Honesty

In today’s day and age, there is not enough education, too much information out there, not enough time, and too many distractions for the average person to plan effectively for their financial lives. I believe that the financial planning process can be a cool experience and I serve people who are too busy managing the rest of their busy lives to fully dive into the weeds of finance.

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Comparing Investments

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

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

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

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Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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

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

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Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

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