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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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Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense

Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense

Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.

Investments

Investments

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

 

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.

Data Thieves from Outer Space

Learn about the dangers of internet fraud with this highly educational and fun “pulp” comic.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Historical Inflation

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

My Retirement Savings

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

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.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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4 Elements of an Estate Strategy

Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.

Behavioral Finance

An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.

Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World

Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this animated video.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

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