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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.

Helpful Content

Problems with Probate

Problems with Probate

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

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

 

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

Top New Digital Tools for Small Businesses

Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

A Primer on Dividends

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

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

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Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Comparing Investments

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

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

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

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

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

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