Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m Brent Sears, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in Spokane, Washington. I understand that individuals face unique circumstances as they prepare for retirement, especially in today's challenging environment. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow.
Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, my personalized service focuses on your needs and your financial goals and objectives. I look forward to your call, (509) 590-6220.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
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.
Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?
Social media may be a modern imperative for businesses looking to grow and build their brand, but it also introduces risk.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.