Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m Mike Patton, a financial professional in Bluefield, WV. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.
Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (304) 887-1445.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Can Election Results Predict the Market?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Countdown to College
Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.
Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.
Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.