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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

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

Planning for the Expected

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

 

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.

Will Power

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

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Saving for Retirement

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

Historical Inflation

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

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

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