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Using our knowledge, skills, and resources to help you increase your capacity to live and to give.

We are partners with our clients, working together to create enduring relationships based on positive change and empowerment to build legacies through creative financial strategies. Our clients include university professors, business executives, and private individuals. 

Our Vision:

  • To be the premier resource of financial information and advice for our clients
  • To be innovators in financial planning strategies
  • To provide an encouraging atmosphere for our advisors and staff to thrive
  • To inspire philanthropy

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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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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The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

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