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Jerry Strayve

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Your Financial Future

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

What Does That Mean? IDK

What Does That Mean? IDK

Financial acronyms you should know.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

 

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

First Things First

These four essential steps can help to increase your financial confidence for the year ahead.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Annuity Comparison

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Saving for Retirement

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

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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