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.
What Is a Stretch IRA?
If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.
Keeping Summer Safe: Pool and Spa Safety Tips
Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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 number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
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.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.