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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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Risk Perspective

Risk Perspective

Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.

Put It in a Letter

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

 

Top Tips for a Retirement Tailgate

The majority of U.S. workers retire at age 63. Do you want to leave the game earlier? Or play longer?

How to Adopt “Blind Hiring” in Your Recruitment Process

A diverse workforce can strengthen your organization on every level, from employee retention to your bottom line. Updating practices to support a more diverse and inclusive workplace is more important than ever.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Do you understand these common mobile slang terms?

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

Financial Planning in the Year of the Ox

Chinese legend says that the Jade Emperor determined the order of animals in the zodiac by calling a race. The Rat and the Ox were in tight competition — until they arrived at a swift river. The Rat charmingly convinced the Ox to carry him across. But when they landed on the other side, the Rat leapt off the Ox and dashed across the finish line first.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

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Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Saving for Retirement

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

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

Student Loan Protection

Learn why protecting your student loan payments is an important aspect of your income protection strategy.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

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.

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