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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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Countering Counterfeit Currency

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

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

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This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Disability Income

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Saving for Retirement

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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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Ready for Retirement?

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The Fed and How It Got That Way

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