Providing the Stepping Stone for Your Future
The decisions we make in life all begin with one step. The strength of that first step can be very telling about the path you'll walk in the future. An unsupported or unstable foundation can cause long-term consequences. Think about what would happen if your contractor poured your home's foundation without framing it first. Or if your college opened its doors without first becoming an accredited university. The stepping stones laid beneath each of these ensures the end result has a more stable and satisfactory outcome.
At Stepping Stone Financial, we realize the importance of a strong foundation beneath each financial decision our clients have before them, starting with taking that first step. Financial decisions can have an impact not only on the number of dollars you have, but what you're able to do in life, including where you can go on vacation, if you can invest in real estate, or when you can retire.
The Stepping Stone Financial team starts by creating a personalized plan that manages risk while also putting you in a position to reach your goals. We have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, families and small business owners to build their financial futures one step at a time.
Read more about our firm and our approach to see how we can help put strong, stable stepping stones in place for you as you take steps forward in your financial life.
Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth
A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.
What Is a 1035 Exchange?
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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Tips on insuring your teen driver.
Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”