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CARITAS FINANCIAL: Strength and Virtue

Caritas (Care-uh-tahz) is Latin for charity, kindness, and compassion for others

At Caritas Financial, our experienced professionals have helped hundreds of families for nearly two decades by providing clear, thoughtful retirement planning guidance. Through the years we have expanded our services to become a comprehensive financial services firm providing financial planning and private wealth management for individuals and families as well as institutional services for organizations such as endowments, foundations, and retirement plans.

Focused on You

Our work begins by helping you clarify and prioritize your objectives. This is accomplished after an in-depth conversation designed to give us insight as to what is important to you in life, both personally and financially. The decisions we arrive at together help us develop a personalized financial plan that supports your objectives, responsibilities, and ambitions.

Lasting Relationships

Each Financial Consultant and Private Wealth Advisor at Caritas Financial works with a select number of clients to ensure we are accessible and responsive to your needs. Financial planning is a process, not a one-time event, so we provide ongoing communication and can respond to changes in your priorities or circumstances as necessary. We pride ourselves on connecting with clients and earning their trust, which is invaluable when developing and implementing strategies that are customized for your objectives.

Objective, Unbiased Advice

Whether you are getting “retirement-ready,” selling your business, organizing your finances, planning a legacy, or even starting a foundation, you can feel comfortable knowing you have a strong financial team to provide comprehensive recommendations. Our skilled team is comprised of financial professionals with distinguished industry designations, including Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®), and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) – all of whom have access to a broad spectrum of non-proprietary products and services. As an independent firm, we are honored to have the responsibility of delivering clear, unbiased and objective advice to our clients.

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Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

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Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

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Putting a Price Tag On Your Health

Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

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Federal Income Tax

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

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