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

Emerging Market Opportunities

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Please Leave Home without It

Please Leave Home without It

Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

 

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

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."

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Best Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

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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.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like the junk in a junk drawer.

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

There are things you can do to keep yourself safe when you lose your wallet.

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