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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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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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Private Wealth Management

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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Estate Management Checklist

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

 

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

Saving on Fitness Center Membership Costs

There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

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What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Sit, Stay, Rollover: A Guide to IRA Rollovers

If you have a 401(k) with a former employer, you may want to consider an IRA rollover.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

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