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Independence Financial Consultants


Is your financial life in order?

Are you on your way to meeting your goals and maintaining your values?

If your answer is anything but yes, maybe you don’t have a sound, sensible financial plan.

Ongoing comprehensive financial planning, tailored to your specific needs, can make the difference between hoping, and knowing that you’re making the right decisions.

Backed by long years of experience, Independence Financial Consultants has the goal of guiding business owners, executives and other professionals to correcting, and more importantly, potentially preventing financial mistakes. To save clients time and money, we coordinate advice with your team of professional advisors, and objectively guide you through the vast array of financial products available. Independence Financial Consultants has the knowledge, resources and dedication to create plans for making your dreams, for today and tomorrow, come true. We never forget it’s your money and your life in the balance!


 

For Small Business Owners

For Executives

For Other Professionals

Working in an increasingly complex economic environment, small business owners must respond to the multiple challenges of running a business, supporting a family and looking to the future. With years of hands-on experience with large, medium and small businesses, Independence Financial Consultants is uniquely positioned to guide business owners through the complexities of business growth and protection, succession and tax planning, cash flow, and employee relationships.

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Balancing responsibilities to your firm and family is never easy. To help executives meet the unique challenges they face, Independence Financial Consultants provides guidance on such topics as executive bonuses and compensation, qualified and non-qualified compensation plans, stock options, estate and tax planning, and the many other considerations pertinent to business leaders who aren’t self-employed.

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For other career-minded individuals, balancing work and family responsibilities isn’t easy either, particularly in times of economic uncertainty. To help professionals meet the unique challenges they face, Independence Financial Consultants provides guidance on such topics as cash flow and debt management, optimal use of employee benefit plans, job and employer changes, retirement, tax and estate planning.

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Helpful Content

Split Annuity Strategy

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

The Facts About Income Tax

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Lesser Known Provisions of the SECURE Act

Lesser Known Provisions of the SECURE Act

Learn about clauses in the SECURE Act that affect 401Ks, students, and families.

 

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

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

Travel, Without the Baggage

Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.

Social Security: Two Benefit Strategies Eliminated

Here are several important changes to Social Security that may impact how and when you can begin taking income benefits.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

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What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Disability Income

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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