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We can help take some of the mystery out of preparing for your financial future.

The TriStar Approach

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Whatever your objectives, we can help you design an investment strategy tailored to your unique situation.

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Planning & Advisory Services

Create a lasting legacy. It is important to coordinate all aspects of your finances to help accomplish your highest purpose.

Investments

Invest in what matters. We believe there is wisdom in systematically saving over a period of time using a principled investment strategy.

Tax Planning

Protect what’s important. We believe that purchasing appropriate insurance doesn’t demonstrate a lack of faith but rather prudent planning.

Helpful Content

Bursting the Bubble

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Will Power

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

 

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

A Primer on Dividends

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

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

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

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Social Security Taxes

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

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

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

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

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

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

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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