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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

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

What Smart Investors Know

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Do You Owe The AMT?

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

 

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

How Compound Interest Works

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

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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When Markets React

When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

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.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

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