Gary D. Meeks, RICP®
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Certain Uncertainties in Retirement
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?
When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.
A Brief History of Estate Taxes
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.
There’s a link between debt and stress.
Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.