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.
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Should You Ever Retire?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.
What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
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.
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.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.