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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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Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

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

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

Inflation & Your Money

Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

 

Money Draining Food Myths

These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Inventorying Your Possessions

Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

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

What's New for Social Security?

There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

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Social Security Taxes

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

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

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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

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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