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With something as personal as your finances, it’s important to work with an advisor you trust and with whom you want to work for the long-term. After all, building a financial plan is not a one-time event; it is an ongoing process that requires adjustments as your life or goals change. At Kirkby, Phelan & Associates, we want to fill this role in your life. We welcome the opportunity to guide you along your financial path. Contact us to take the first step.

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The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

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

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This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

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We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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