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Welcome to Stark Financial Strategies

My company believes that good financial decisions don't have to be confusing. I can provide strategies that can help you make the most of your money and help achieve more of your financial goals.

As your personal financial professional, I can:

  • Help you clarify and define your goals
  • Recommend solutions that fit your needs
  • Deliver timely information 
  • Explain how changing financial conditions affect you
  • Monitor your financial progress
  • Make investment planning easier 

This site will not only introduce you to my company's 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.

If you have any questions or want to schedule a complimentary meeting to discuss your specific questions, you can e-mail me at tom@starkfinancial.com or call (770) 554-9660.

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Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Can you keep up with your children’s mobile slang?

Raising Healthy Children

Raising Healthy Children

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

 

Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream

Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

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Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

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.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

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.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

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