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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.  Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, planning for the efficient transfer of your estate, or figuring out where you are at on your financial journey, we are here to help.

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At Financial Strategies, it is our mission to create positive outcomes in the lives of those around us.

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What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Managing Money as a Couple

Managing Money as a Couple

Keys to preparing to grow wealthy together.

Stop Wasting Money

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

 

Beyond the Breadwinner: Is Your Household Protected?

Do you think of your spouse or life partner as your “better half”? If so, you know that your relationship is more than just two people meeting halfway. In a life partnership — and in the family that grows from it — the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Financial Hacks for Millennials: Don’t Get Burnt With FIRE

In recent years, a new personal finance concept has caught FIRE: Financial Independence, Retire Early.

12 Steps to Living: Horizon, Risk Tolerance, and Compounding

Understand the concepts of horizon, compounding, and risk tolerance, and create an investment plan.

The Twelve Steps to Living Confidently: Goals

A step-by-step plan to become more financially and emotionally confident can make this year awesome.

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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?

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

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