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It is also the foundation for well-planned, and well-thought-out, decisions.  We understand that you face unique and significant challenges as you prepare for retirement.  Helping prepare our clients for this next phase in life, we believe in thinking differently.

As a wealth management team serving the needs of Cape Girardeau and Greater St. Louis, Missouri, our job is to empower our clients, helping them to make educated and informed decisions about their wealth.  However you may define your wealth, our focus is helping you make smart decisions to protect it.

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Empowering Your Legacy

You've worked hard to get where you are today - you want to be smart about how to use your resources to benefit your family going forward.  For 32 years, we have been helping our clients put insight into action.

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Our clients benefit from a cutting-edge team that has a clear and comprehensive vision of wealth management, addressing the Private Wealth Management issues affluent individuals face today.

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We believe our team approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

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Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

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You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

 

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

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And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

Death is No Excuse

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

Inflation & Your Money

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

Understanding Long-Term Care

Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

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

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Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Tax Freedom Day

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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How to Bake a Pie-R-A

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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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