Welcome to Southwest Financial Services, LLC
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.
Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
When should you take your Social Security benefit?
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.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?