Tracy A. MacKinstry, CFS

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MacKinstry Financial & Investments, LLC

Educators' Retirement Consulting

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. Along with these challenges come 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 concerns.



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 MacKinstry Financial’s foundation of success.

Our website is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our site, please feel free to send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any specific investment concepts or services that we offer. We'll get back to you quickly with an answer.  

Helpful Content

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.

Estate Management 101

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Important Birthdays Over 50

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

 

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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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.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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

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