Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.
Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.
Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
Investment services are offered by C. Mark Fifield through his affiliation with Avantax.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss
Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.
Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
Spotting Credit Trouble
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Do Our Biases Affect Our Financial Choices?
Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Keeping Good Records is Good Business
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
Key Money Moments: 4 Times You Should Talk to a Pro
Life happens fast, and your finances can take a backseat if you’re not careful. Is it time to check in with a financial professional? This infographic will help you examine your own financial situation and decide if it’s time to step up your financial game.
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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Assess Your Life Insurance Needs
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Inflation & Retirement
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Can I Refinance My Mortgage?
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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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Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
What You Need to Know About Social Security
Every so often, you’ll hear about Social Security benefits running out. But is there truth to the fears, or is it all hype?
Saving for College 101
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Preparation is the Key to Retirement
The simplest ideas can sometimes make a massive difference over time. Enjoy this brief video to learn more.
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 Other Sure Thing
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?