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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.
The Half Million Dollar Baby
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
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?
When Should You Take Social Security
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?