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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome to The Monitor Group! We are an independent financial services and wealth management firm serving families and business owners seeking financial confidence. Financial planning is a tool that aims to pursue freedom and empowerment. We believe education, collaborative planning solutions and excellent customer service help you work towards your financial goals. In an ever-changing economic environment, we are the team of advisors you can trust.

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What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce

What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce

In the face of divorce, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?

 

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

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

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Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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.

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.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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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.

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

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?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

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