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.
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.
Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Technology tips to make your next trip even better.
Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.