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.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now
Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?