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

How Big is Money?

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

Trends in Charitable Giving

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

How Stocks Work

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

 

Medicare At 65+

65 or older? It may be time to enroll in Medicare. Read to learn if you’re eligible.

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor

Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

Understanding the SECURE Act

Explaining the SECURE Act and how the changes affect your retirement strategy.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

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