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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.
Estate Management 101
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
Is Term Life Insurance for You?
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
Planning for the Expected
You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.