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Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world.

SIX-STEP PROCESS

Mercer Putney Financial Advisors uses a widely accepted Six-Step financial planning process: Discover, Evaluate, Analyze, Create, Implement, and Monitor.

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Transitions are a part of life. The help of a professional financial guide allows you to understand your options even during the most difficult of times.

Helpful Content

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

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.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Choosing a Mortgage

Choosing a Mortgage

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

 

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Tax Freedom Day

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

Disability Income

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

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Global and International Funds

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

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

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