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Behavioral Financial Advice
Our only priority is helping you achieve success financially. 95% or more of what you read, see, or hear about investments is attempting to predict what is going to happen. This is a fool's errand. What matters most is your spending, saving, and investing behavior. Vanguard researched the potential value added by an advisor in 2016. Their study measured the potential value added stating,
"Based on our analysis, advisors can potentially add about 3% in net returns" ~ Vanguard research, 2016
The study also explained where the 3% potential additional returns could be found. An additional 1.5% of net returns could potentially be achieved through an advisor's behavioral coaching.
Each of us has a unique money script from which we operate. According to a Money Magazine study conducted in 2014, 70% of married couples argue about money; ahead of fights about household chores, togetherness, sex, snoring, and what's for dinner.
The Smart Money Philosophy
The Smart Money Philosophy is about having a personalized plan that addresses you as a person and your life needs for money- expected and unexpected, embracing the certainty of uncertainty.
Single, Divorced or Widowed
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From immediate needs to long-term goals, we help you prioritize your objectives with cohesive strategies.Learn More
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As you build your career, we help you determine how to manage your wealth and maintain a healthy cash flow.Learn More
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Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
How to Make the Tax Code Work for You
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.