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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.
Red Flags for Tax Auditors
Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Errors and Omissions Insurance
E&O insurance is specifically designed to protect you, or your company, from the risk of a client’s dissatisfaction.
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
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.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?