Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
Whether you’re facing retirement, or looking to better understand certain investment ideas, at Lifetime Planning we work with clients in Southern California and across many states to help them address their most pressing money questions.
At Lifetime Planning, our mission is your financial independence, and our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our foundation of success and we provide financial solutions for every life stage.
Lifetime Planning's website is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We’ll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
U.S. Personal Savings Rate
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.