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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (770) 554-9660.
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?
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
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
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 item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.
Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
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? The answer is easy: Right Now.