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Navigating Uncertain Times

Navigating Uncertain Times

Recent weeks have seen some extraordinary moves in the financial markets, as the world reacts to the spread of COVID-19. Please know that we are closely monitoring current news and economic reports, and we are committed to supporting you through this season. Feel free to contact us any time, for any reason. We are here to help. 

Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain insurance ideas—I can help you address your most pressing money questions.

My first priority is your overall financial success. I want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

My site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular financial concept or products. I'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

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Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

Where Is the Market Headed?

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

 

Spotting Credit Trouble

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Organizing Your Finances

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Financial Fixes: How to Survive Job Loss

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Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

My Retirement Savings

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

Annuity Comparison

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

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