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Understanding Today's Financial Environment

Welcome, we're Financial Strategies, a financial planning and wealth management firm in Longview, WA. We understand that every family faces unique challenges. We can help simplify the process of preparing you for the future. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, planning for the efficient transfer of your estate, or just determining where you are at today in relationship to achieving your financial goals, we are here to help.

Mission Statement

At Financial Strategies, we form deep and meaningful relationships. Our passion is to uncover what is truly important to you.

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9 Facts About Retirement

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

A Primer on Dividends

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

You Would Rather Be...

You Would Rather Be...

Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.

 

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

Trends in Charitable Giving

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

Keeping Summer Safe: Pool and Spa Safety Tips

Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

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?”

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

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

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