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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.
There’s a link between debt and stress.
The Cost of Procrastination
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Disability and Your Finances
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.
How long does a $20 bill last?
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
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
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?