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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

A Primer on Dividends

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Where Is the Market Headed?

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?”

 

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

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

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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Social Security Taxes

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Saving for College

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

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

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