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R. B. Chip Olson , CFP®

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Over 25 Years Helping People Reach Their Financial Goals

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Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

Estate Management Checklist

Estate Management Checklist

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Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

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Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

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.

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Comparing Investments

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

Investments

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

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

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