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Welcome to Foster’s Financial Management, LLC &
Foster’s Tax Accounting, LLC

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

 

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge

How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

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.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Annuity Comparison

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

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

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

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

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