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Tom Fox, CLU®, CFP®
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Adding Clarity to Your Financial Future

In today’s 24-hour news cycle there is a lot of "noise" in the media about investments, financial markets and planning for retirement.  There is good information out there, but there is also a great deal of inaccurate and biased information to be wary of. 

Jumping from one investment theme to another can cause investors to make of "knee-jerk" reactions in managing their investments.  Those quick decisions may make sense or feel good at the time.  However, over time those decisions hurt investors by distracting them from their long-term investment goals and by focusing on what they can't control, rather than what they can control.

Whether you’re considering retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—I can help you address your most pressing money questions and add clarity to your financial future.

My first priority is your overall financial success. I 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 for success.

My 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. I'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

How Insurance Deductibles Work

How Insurance Deductibles Work

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

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

 

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

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

A collection of tips from professional travelers.

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.

Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

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Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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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.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

From Boats to Brokers

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

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

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