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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

What If You Get Audited?

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

Retirement Redefined

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”

 

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

How Compound Interest Works

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

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Disability Income

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

The Cycle of Investing

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

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