Welcome To My Website
I hope your visit will help you understand the opportunities and potential rewards that are available when you take a proactive approach to your personal financial situation. I have created this website to help you gain a better understanding of the financial concepts behind insurance, investing, retirement, estate planning, wealth building and wealth preservation.
Most important, I hope you see the value of working with a skilled professional to pursue your financial goals. I am here to help educate you about the basic concepts of financial management; to help you learn more about LPL Financial, Colorado Financial Partners, LLC and me; and to give you fast, easy access to market performance data.
I hope you take advantage of this resource and visit my site often. Be sure to add the site to your list of “favorites” in your internet browser. I frequently update the information, and I wouldn’t want you to miss out on any developments in the area of personal finance.
I'm excited to announce, thanks to my clients who nominated me again, I'm being recognized as a multi-year winner FIVE STAR PROFESSIONAL WEALTH MANAGER* in the November 2014 issues of 5280 and Colorado Biz magazines.
*2014 - 2013/2014 award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management, among other factors. Prior to 2012, award was based on client satisfaction. Respondents evaluated criteria such as customer service, expertise, value for fee charge and overall satisfaction. The overall score is based on an average of all respondents and may not be representative of any one client's experience.
Traditional vs. Roth IRA
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
The Financial Literacy Crisis
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
Are Women and Financial Strategies a Mismatch?
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.