Karen Busanovich MBA, CFP®, CCPS
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM
Certified College Planning Specialist

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

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

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

Do You Owe The AMT?

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

 

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

Password Protection Strategies

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

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

Succeeding at Business Succession

There a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

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