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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

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Universal Life Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.

 

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow 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.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

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