Your Financial Future
You might have an attorney, an accountant, a stock broker and an insurance agent but who is coordinating all of your financial affairs? Who works with you to help ensure that decisions made are aligned with your financial goals? In these volatile times, financial planning is no longer a do-it-yourself project. There has never been a time when there was a greater need for competent advice and compassionate planning services. IFP is a fee-based financial services firm dedicated to providing hands-on advice, service and support.
Our Financial Second Opinion program is a comprehensive investment analysis tool that can help you come closer to reaching your goals. Our financial advisors help put you on the right track.
Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
Traditional vs. Roth IRA
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?