Gary D. Meeks, RICP®
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Four Reasons Millennials Need an Estate Strategy
Estate strategies for millennials may sound like less of a concern than retirement, but young adults should prepare now.
Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
Important Birthdays Over 50
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?