Personal Financial Excellence
Through Institutions, Financial Advisors and CPAs
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.
Succeeding at Business Succession
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.
The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
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.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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.
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.