Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
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Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security
When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Social media may be a modern imperative for businesses looking to grow and build their brand, but it also introduces risk.
Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.