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We provide wealth management, financial planning and act as financial advisors to clients in Napa, Sonoma, & Solano Counties.

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Helpful Content

How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

The Business Cycle

The Business Cycle

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


Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

How Compound Interest Works

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Global and International Funds

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

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Choosing a Mortgage

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

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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