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Planning Today for the Uncertainties of Tomorrow.

At Read Wealth Management, we understand that pre-retirees and retirees face many important decisions that can affect their long-term financial success. Some of these decisions revolve around making investments that will help create a hedge against outliving their income, the impact of inflation, taxation, insurance, and rising healthcare costs.

Because over eighty percent of our clients are retirees with similar concerns, we are in an advantageous position to approach such challenges with experience and skill.

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

 

How Retirement Spending Changes With Time

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Caring for Aging Parents

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Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

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Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

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My Retirement Savings

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

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Social Security Taxes

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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.

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

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

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

When Markets React

When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.

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