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.
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®), Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), 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.
Changing Unhealthy Behaviors
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
When Do You Need a Will?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.
Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?
A quick history of the Federal Reserve and overview of what it does.