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WOOD & ASSOCIATES Tax and Wealth Management, LLC

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We 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 of success.

Our 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. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

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Personal Finance Calendar

Personal Finance Calendar

Use this handy calendar to remember the year’s most important financial dates.

Stop Wasting Money

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

What If You Get Audited?

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

 

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

Good Health is Good Business

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

Breaking Down the Parts of Medicare

Medicare is broken down into four specific parts—but what do they mean? This article will help you understand each piece.

You Would Rather Be...

Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

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