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Welcome to our Web site, where you will find information in the form of newsletter articles, calculators, literature and research reports. You will also find contact information that can help you meet personally with a financial professional in one of our current 94 registered branch locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
We hope your visit will help you understand the opportunities and potential rewards that may result from a proactive approach to fundamental personal financial excellence. We are here to help you gain a better understanding of the financial concepts behind insurance, investing, retirement, estate planning, and wealth preservation.
Most importantly, we hope you see the value of working with conveniently located skilled professionals who have an unwavering commitment to the highest professional standards.
The Cost of Procrastination
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Pay Yourself First
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
Buying vs. Leasing a Car
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which is Better?”
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Use this calculator to estimates your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.
If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.