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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 investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We 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 our foundation of success.

Our 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 our website, send us a note with any questions you have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

 

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

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Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Inflation & Retirement

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

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

The Power of Compound Interest

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

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

When Markets React

When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.

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