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Retirement Planning Associates

We assist a select group of individuals and families with navigation through an increasingly complex financial, retirement and estate planning landscape. Our strengths arise from our commitment to learn and understand your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships (many over 32 years) that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our clients’ foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send us a note regarding any questions you may have. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Services

Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our Process

We create strategies that are tailored to your needs and goals.

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Our History

Years of experience have prepared us to guide you through your life transitions.

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Our Values

Trust. Honesty. Integrity. We believe values matter, and we live by ours every day.

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Helpful Content

When Do You Need a Will?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

The Facts About Income Tax

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

 

Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.

Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets

Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.

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.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

The Average American Budget

Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.

When Heirs are Imperfect

The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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When Markets React

When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

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