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Surprise! You’ve Got Money! 18 Years Worth of Days Bridging the Confidence Gap Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

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We are an independently owned financial consulting firm with more than 17 years of dedicated personalized service to our clients. Our independence allows us to offer you an unbiased objective approach to serving your investment needs.

Whether you are just starting to save for your future, or are a seasoned investor, J. Eric Brinley, CFP® professional has the financial management experience to direct you towards reaching your objectives. We also offer financial and investment services through First Allied Securities. Inc. and First Allied Advisory Services, Inc. to individuals, families, business owners and their employees. Our commitment is to always provide unbiased advice, impeccable service, and diversified financial resources to serve your individual needs … that’s one benefit of an independent perspective.

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Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

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Healthcare Costs in Retirement

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Asset Allocation

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A Primer on Dividends

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Estimate Your RMD

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

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Keeping Up with the Joneses

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

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Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

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