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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.
Planning for Special Needs Children
Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
How Income Taxes Work
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
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.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Tulips were the first, but won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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.