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.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Traditional vs. Roth IRA
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
What can be learned from the savings rate?
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.