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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

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

Will Power

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

 

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce

In the face of divorce, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

You Would Rather Be...

Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

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How Compound Interest Works

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

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Forecast

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

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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.

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