Helping Clients Invest in Their Financial Dreams
With something as personal as your finances, it’s important to work with an advisor you trust and with whom you want to work for the long-term. After all, building a financial plan is not a one-time event; it is an ongoing process that requires adjustments as your life or goals change. At Kirkby, Phelan & Associates, we want to fill this role in your life. We welcome the opportunity to guide you along your financial path. Contact us to take the first step.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home
Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.
Variable Universal Life Insurance
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married
Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Tax Rules When Selling Your Home
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
What to Look for in an Extended-Care Policy
Here’s a list of 8 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of extended-care insurance.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
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What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
My Retirement Savings
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
What Is My Current Net Worth?
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
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An Inside Look at Retirement Living
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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Should You Ever Retire?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
The Wild West of Data Theft
Learn about cyber liability insurance in this entertaining video.
When Do You Need a Will?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
The Cost of Procrastination
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.