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Welcome to The Master’s Tax & Financial Services

Our website is an information resource designed to help you learn more about personal finance. We believe that good financial decisions don’t have to be confusing. Our hope is that this website will assist you in learning more about tax issues, investing, retirement, insurance, preparing financially for college, estate planning, and wealth preservation.

As in other areas of life, each of us will be more successful in our financial matters if we hold to a clear objective and make decisions in alignment with our objective. Janelle and Richard are prepared to assist you to:

  • Clarify and define your goals
  • Identify solutions that fit your needs
  • File complete and accurate tax returns taking your best elections
  • Plan for future tax events in order to minimize taxes
  • Understand how changing financial conditions affect you
  • Track your financial progress
  • Make investment planning easier (Richard)

Through years of disciplined saving Richard was able to retire from his engineering work early in 2013 at the age of 58. Retirement not only allows more time from grandchildren, but more time for this business. Whatever your future financial goals are - retirement, helping fund college for children or grandchildren, or others - Richard is prepared to help.

No one likes to see a letter from the IRS or state tax or revenue authority, but Janelle excels at helping people work through these situations. Both Janelle and Richard are licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

Please browse our site. It will not only introduce you to our company philosophy and services, but it will also offer a wealth of educational materials, articles, newsletters, calculators, and other tools — all designed to keep you up-to-date on financial issues, strategies, and trends. This educational material is updated frequently.

Helpful Content

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

Critical Estate Documents

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

When Should You Take Social Security

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

 

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

Building Your Legacy

A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Choosing a Mortgage

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

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

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