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Tom Fox, CLU®, CFP®
319.200.8190

Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement 18 Years Worth of Days Bridging the Confidence Gap
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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

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Debt Stress

Debt Stress

There’s a link between debt and stress.

 

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

Social Media: #NewestBusinessLiabilityRisk

Social media may be a modern imperative for businesses looking to grow and build their brand, but it also introduces risk.

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Historical Inflation

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

Tax Freedom Day

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Saving for Retirement

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

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

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

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