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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.

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

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IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

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Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

Events on Wall Street

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Insuring Your Second Home

There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.

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Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

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Stop Wasting Money

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

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What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Saving for Retirement

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

Contributing to an IRA?

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

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

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

When Markets React

When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.

Perception vs. Reality

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

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Coaches

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

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