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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.
The Richest Man in Babylon
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Planning for the Expected
You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
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.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
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.