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.
At Financial Strategies, we form deep and meaningful relationships. Our passion is to uncover what is truly important to you.
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Healthcare Costs in Retirement
Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.
When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?
There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.
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.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.