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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.
Mercer Putney Financial Advisors uses a widely accepted Six-Step financial planning process: Discover, Evaluate, Analyze, Create, Implement, and Monitor.
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.
Inventorying Your Possessions
Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Tax Reform: Before and After
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?