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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 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.

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Raising Healthy Children

Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

 

Retirement Realities

Many pre-retirees can become focused on the “ideal” retirement, but turning that dream into a reality can be tricky. This content piece was written to help clients manage their expectations while maintaining optimism for the future.

Password Protection Strategies

Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

Making Sense Of A Home Warranty

Understanding the value of a home warranty.

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World

Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this animated video.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

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

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