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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

Value vs. Growth Investing

Value vs. Growth Investing

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

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

 

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.

What to Look for in a Long-Term Care Policy

Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

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Social Security Taxes

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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Can Election Results Predict the Market?

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

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

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