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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Money Draining Food Myths
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The Long Run: Women and Retirement
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
Explore the growing influence women wield over the economy with this handy infographic.
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An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
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.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.