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Janet Carpenter CPA, CFP

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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—I can help you address your most pressing money questions.

My first priority is your overall financial success. I want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

My website is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. I'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer. 

Helpful Content

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

Coaches

Coaches

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

How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

 

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

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

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

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.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Annuity Comparison

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

How Compound Interest Works

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

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

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.

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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.

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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

When Markets React

When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

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