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Navigating Your Future


We specialize in working with pre-retirees and new arrivals to the Round Rock and Austin area who want:

  • A financial plan that organizes assets and future income streams
  • Confidence that they will be able to retire on their own terms
  • Personalized attention to help them grow and protect their wealth

While our clients may have common financial concerns, you have your own unique story. We help you to visualize your goals, feel confident about your choices, and regularly review your portfolio and financial planning concerns to ensure you are staying on course.


Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, slideshows, and calculators designed to help you learn more.  As you search our site, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about any particular investment concerns or products.


Helpful Content

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

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

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

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."

Spotting Credit Trouble

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

 

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

Tax Reform: Before and After

What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

Insuring Your Second Home

There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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Tax Management Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

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