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.
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A Living Trust Primer
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
4 Steps to Protecting a Child with Disabilities
Planning for a child with special needs can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
An overview of some fundamental steps when a loved one passes.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
There are benefits and limitations when you decide to donate stock.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.