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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.

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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.

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Helpful Content

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

 

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Managing the Risk of Outliving Your Money

Steps to help you sustain and grow your retirement savings.

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Retirement Questions That Have Nothing to Do With Money

Things to consider before retirement.

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Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

How Compound Interest Works

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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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Your DNA Test

Preparing for the unexpected can make all the difference if your family relies on your income.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

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