Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m Michael A. Chester at Mesa Verde Consulting, Inc., a tax and financial service company in Costa Mesa, California. We provide personalized services to meet your Accounting, Tax, and Financial Goals based on your needs, wants, and objectives.
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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Caring for Aging Parents
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
Saving for College 101
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Four vacation destinations you might never have thought of.
Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
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.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.