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EXPERIENCE


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.

LIFE TRANSITIONS

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

Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds

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

Succeeding at Business Succession

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

Insuring Your Second Home

Insuring Your Second Home

There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.

 

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

Social Security: What’s Changing in 2016?

There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.

Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor

Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

What the New Tax Bill Means for You

What does the Tax Reform and Jobs Act mean for you?

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Acres of Diamonds

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

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

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