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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.

Helpful Content

Managing the Risk of Outliving Your Money

Managing the Risk of Outliving Your Money

Steps to help you sustain and grow your retirement savings.

Should You Ever Retire?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

 

Four ways to boost company culture while working remotely

Company culture has long been tied to the physical office environment. Now that organizations all over the world are shifting to remote work, employees and businesses are rethinking the future of workplace culture.

Commitment and Money Conversations

Talking about money isn’t as scary as it seems.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

Estimate Your Health Care Costs in Retirement

Studies show that health care concerns are the top of the list for Americans planning their retirements.

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

Raising Healthy Children

Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Saving for College

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Social Security Taxes

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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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.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

What Smart Investors Know

Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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