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Our commitment is to provide customized solutions and creative cost effective programs that meet the needs and objectives of our clients while continuing to strive for professional excellence in the delivery of these products and services.

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The Power of Compound Interest

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Once Upon a Goal

Once Upon a Goal

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

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

 

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

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

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

The History of Retirement

Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

Disability Income

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

Saving for College

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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The Other Sure Thing

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

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

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

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

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