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.
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.
Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
How long does a $20 bill last?
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
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.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
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
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.