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 for 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 both Janelle and Richard have taken advanced course work on helping people work through these situations. Both are licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS.
We are open year-round. During the summer we are often out for a week or so for specialized Continuing Professional Education (CPE) or vacation with grandchildren. But we stay in touch and can help you address your concerns.
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.
Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
Volunteering in Retirement
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
Understanding the value of a home warranty.
Overview of Medicare Advantage, what’s in them, special rules, and more.
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?