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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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When to Self-Insure

When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?

Put It in a Letter

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

 

Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy

Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Can you keep up with your children’s mobile slang?

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

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Comparing Investments

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Global and International Funds

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

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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