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At Financial Architects we understand the challenges families and individuals face with their finances.  We look forward to helping you by developing a customized plan to grow and protect your wealth.


Helpful Content

Retirement Road Trip

Retirement Road Trip

Discover how to build a retirement plan that guarantees income no matter how long you live.

5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You're Not)

5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You're Not)

A collection of tips from professional travelers.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

 

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

Planning Your Legacy

Legacy or estate planning is part of good retirement planning. Here are a few things to consider when working on your plan.

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

Saving on Fitness Center Membership Costs

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

How Insurance Deductibles Work

Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

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