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Janet Carpenter CPA, CFP

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A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement 18 Years Worth of Days
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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

What Is a Stretch IRA?

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

What Smart Investors Know

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

 

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

Errors and Omissions Insurance

E&O insurance is specifically designed to protect you, or your company, from the risk of a client’s dissatisfaction.

Best Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Apps That Help Achieve Goals

If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Disability Income

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Saving for Retirement

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Women and Retirement

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

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

Coaches

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

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