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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?
Mortgages in Retirement
Explore the benefits and drawbacks to paying off your mortgage prior to retirement with this article.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security
When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?
Tax Efficiency in Retirement
What role would taxes play in your investment decisions?
What Can You Buy With 529 Distributions?
This article can be a helpful guide when begin preparing for education expenses.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
9 Facts About Social Security
There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
Five Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
Five overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
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Potential Income from an IRA
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Tax Freedom Day
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Capital Gains Tax Estimator
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
What's My Potential Estate Tax?
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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.
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.
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An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Once Upon a Goal
Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.
Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Rightsizing for Retirement
What does your home really cost?
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?