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.
Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards
It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.
Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.
Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”
These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
When should you take your Social Security benefit?
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.