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Howard N. Suss, MBA President

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Once Upon a Goal Surprise! You’ve Got Money! When the Unexpected Becomes Reality RE: Retirement

Your Financial Future

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 financial 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

A Primer on Dividends

A Primer on Dividends

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

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

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

 

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

Take the Stage: Starting Out

Start planning for their financial futures by following a few helpful guidelines.

How Insurance Deductibles Work

Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

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What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

My Retirement Savings

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

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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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

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