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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

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

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

Savings and Cash Flow

Savings and Cash Flow

Savings is a critical tool to ensure positive cash flow in your personal finances.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

 

Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy

Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

Apps That Help Achieve Goals

If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

The 12 Steps to Living Confidently: The Small Business Dream

Starting a small business? First, take care of the basics. 5 essential steps to help position your new business for success.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Saving for Retirement

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

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.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

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

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

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