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John M Olson
No needs are more important than your own. We pride ourselves in making your needs and goals, our own. We don't simply work for you. We work with you to understand who you are as an individual and as an investor. Our mission is to help you to define your financial objectives, and then use that knowledge to develop — together — a plan that is tailored to fit your unique needs and preferences, and is in your best interest. We’re proud to offer comprehensive financial planning resources, providing you access to education, advice and consultation.
What We Do
No matter where you are in life – we’re here for you through every step of your financial journey.
College Saving and Funding Plans
As the price of education continues to rise, affording the cost of college requires a customized plan to meet your funding needs, while balancing other expenses and goals.
No matter where you are in life – we’re here to help you every step of the way. We have the knowledge and experience to provide a personalized plan designed to meet your needs.
Generating income from the retirement savings you have accumulated over your lifetime in an efficient way can often be a complex task.
We’re proud to support the communities we live and work in. We strive to connect with our communities in a meaningful way, bringing about positive change and helping to provide services and resources to help them thrive.
Check out information on upcoming and past events we’re pleased to offer you, virtually and/or in person, on a variety of topics.
Recent Event: Life Happens
Meg Muldoon presented "Life Happens: Adapting Your Estate Plan For Life Events" where she discussed that as your life changes, your financial needs and goals likely will too.
Recent Event: Simple Safeguards from Cybercrime
In an increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever to take precautions and be aware of how to stay safe from identity theft and cybercrime.
Recent Event: The Power of Feeling Your Best: Rest. Eat. Move.
What does “feeling your BEST” look like?
Research & Insights
Access our latest research and insights covering market news, financial planning topics, and more.
Retirement Planning Consideration for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies
Most employers that are publicly traded companies offer employees the ability to buy company stock within their retirement plan. If this happens to be an option within your company 401(k) and you decide to take advantage of it, beware of your distribution options when you decide to retire. Many soon to be retirees make the mistake of rolling over the entire balance of their 401(k) into an IRA before fully understanding the options available to them. This is often done out of ignorance for the rules or lack of working with a qualified financial planner, and the consequences can be costly.
Tax Diversification Matters
The creation and preservation of wealth go hand in hand with reducing ones tax burden. However, avoiding current taxation in hopes of being in a lower tax bracket in retirement may not work out as many expect. The top federal income tax bracket in 2019 is only 37%. You may believe 37% is not low, but it has been much higher in years past. According to the Bradford Tax Institute, the top federal income tax rate was above 60% from 1932 all the way to 1981. Why worry now? The primary driver of future tax increases will be the escalating federal debt, and that figure is ever increasing due to a mismatch in government spending versus revenues.
September Investment Perspectives
In this issue we take a look at BRICS+ and potential investment opportunities, determine if bond market supply matters, and discuss why September is a more worrisome month for stocks than October.