Understanding Today's Financial Environment
Most people spend more time planning a one week vacation than preparing for 10 to 30 years of retirement. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute's 2010 Retirement-Readiness Study, "Nearly half, or 47%, of those on the verge of retirement are predicted to run out of money (in retirement)."
That's why you need a knowledgeable advisor to help you plan for your future.
… At Brad Williams Financial Services, our goal is to develop enduring, long-term personal relationships with our clients; knowing that you have placed your trust in our expertise and dedication.
A Living Trust Primer
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List
Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.
Important Birthdays Over 50
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?
What does your home really cost?
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.