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Janet Carpenter CPA, CFP

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement 18 Years Worth of Days Bridging the Confidence Gap
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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

Death is No Excuse

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.

 

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

Inflation & Your Money

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

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

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

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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