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Karen Busanovich MBA, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM

No One Strategy Fits Everyone Our Philosophy Understanding Your Needs, Wants, and Long-Term Goals An Approach Designed for You

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My goal is to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and confidence you need to manage your financial life. Many of my clients are busy professionals with neither the time nor inclination to actively manage their finances. Our customized planning approach helps you pursue your financial priorities – whether it’s providing the best education for your children, a comfortable retirement, or preserving a legacy for your family. Please explore our website to see how we might help you. And come back frequently, we are constantly updating with new, interesting and insightful content.

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Helpful Content

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Emerging Market Opportunities

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

 

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

When Should You Take Social Security

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

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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