With investment discipline, the upside can take care of itself. I seek to protect your downside.
Who we serve
We provide face-to-face personalized service. We primarily serve retired clients, or those nearing retirement.
Our first priority is helping you work towards overall financial success. We want to learn more about your situation, identify your dreams and goals, understand your tolerance for risk, and your desired lifestyle. We seek to form a team of professional managers that are among the best in their category and manage them.
The Biggest Fear!
As I've often said on my Fox News Radio program, the S&P hit a high in 2000, and it took until 2013 to recover and sustain new moves higher. If you were withdrawing retirement income, you might never have recovered. Much of the industry recommends "buy and hold", but to a retired investor, that can be dangerous advice. Long-term is relative.
For decades, the "4% rule" suggested a sustainable withdrawal rate could be 4% of your portfolio. Many now think that may be too high with historically low bond yields and an stock market that has been virtually flat for a year and a half and overdue for a correction. Twice since 2000, the S&P had dropped more than 50%. For many, if they had a major drop in their portfolio before or in retirement, they might have to take a corresponding drop in their retirement income stream and have a reduced lifestyle. In 2009, some investors had to downsize, relocate, eliminate their second home, and make other adjustments. That doesn't have to happen!
No strategy assures success or completely protects against loss.
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Caring for Aging Parents
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
Tuning Your Social Security Benefit
When should you take your Social Security benefit?
Traditional vs. Roth IRA
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
90% of small businesses in the U.S. don't protect their data from cyber attacks. Is your business at risk?
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?