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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 35 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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Helpful Content

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

 

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Tax Freedom Day

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

Saving for Retirement

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

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Retiring the 4% Rule

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

Ready for Retirement?

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

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

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