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.
A Living Trust Primer
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
Solve a mystery while learning how important your credit report is with this story-driven interactive.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?