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We help retirees and pre-retirees in Southern California make sense of their finances and manage what they have worked so hard to build. We have a special focus on helping clients create comfortable retirement lifestyles and leave legacies of love.
Our clients are hard-working individuals with unique visions of the future who want to build long-term relationships with a team of financial professionals that truly care about their needs. Many of our clients are currently working with an advisor but still have concerns about building a future in turbulent times. We help them find personal answers to challenging questions like:
- When can I afford to retire?
- How can I help ensure I won’t run out of money?
- What purpose does my money serve?
- How can I invest in today’s uncertain markets?
- What will happen if I can’t handle my finances?
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards
It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.