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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.

 

 

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Traditional vs. Roth IRA

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

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?

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.

 

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

Options When Your CD Matures

Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

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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.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Disability Income

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

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