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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

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

Good Health is Good Business

Good Health is Good Business

Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.

Inventorying Your Possessions

Inventorying Your Possessions

Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.

 

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

Succeeding at Business Succession

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

Best Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Historical Inflation

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

Disability Income

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

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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.

Tax Management Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

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