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.
The Long Run: Women and Retirement
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
The Pre-Retirement Checklist
This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.