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Peter Gaines, CLU, ChFC, CRPC® 

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You might have an attorney, an accountant, a stockbroker 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.

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A Look at Whole Life Insurance

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Five strategies for managing your student debt.

Estimating Your Estate Taxes

Estimating Your Estate Taxes

Estate tax laws have changed a few times in recent years. Do you know the new rules?

 

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

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

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

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What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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Perception vs. Reality

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

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

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