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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.

Helpful Content

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

 

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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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.

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.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Acres of Diamonds

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

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

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