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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.


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What Does That Mean? IDK

What Does That Mean? IDK

Financial acronyms you should know.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

Financial Fixes: Beware of Market Bubbles

Financial Fixes: Beware of Market Bubbles

Don't crash and burn in a market bubble, here are some ideas on how to build a solid investment portfolio.

 

Do You Know the Whole Life Story?

Whole life insurance can help to diversify a financial portfolio.

Redefining Retirement Planning

Millennials are redefining retirement planning.

Best Vacations: By Car, By Ship, By Foot, Once in a Lifetime

Four vacation destinations you might never have thought of.

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Five strategies for managing your student debt.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Finances This Week

Improving your financial life doesn’t have to be tedious and time-consuming. These easy actions can lead to improvements in a

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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.

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.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

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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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

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.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

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

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