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

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

Budgeting After a Divorce

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

 

Important Birthdays Over 50

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

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

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

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Tax Reform: Before and After

What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.

A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision

Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

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My Retirement Savings

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

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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

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

Saving for College

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

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

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?”

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Investments

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

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

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