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.
Budgeting After a Divorce
Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.
Tax Rules When Selling Your Home
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
Gap Insurance for Leased Cars
If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.
It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.
For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.