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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?

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What Is a 1035 Exchange?

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.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Saving for College 101

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

 

What’s Your Investment IQ?

You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

Put It in a Letter

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

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

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Social Security Taxes

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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?

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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