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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 2013 issues of 5280 and Colorado Biz magazines.


  

*2013 - 2012/2013 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.

 

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The Business Cycle

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Estate Management Checklist

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?

 

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, a stunning 4.6 million Americans are expected to pay the AMT in 2018.

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.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

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