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Aaron Brinks, MBA, ChFC, CLU   

12345 University Avenue, Suite 200
Clive, Iowa 50325

(515) 222-4946
aaron_brinks@glic.com

PROTECT Those You Love PLAN Your Investment Strategy PREPARE for Your Future

Financial Advisor & Vice President at Financial Architects Inc.

Helping clients make financial decisions for their family by helping them become better financially organized and educated.

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The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

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

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

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

 

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You're Not)

A collection of tips from professional travelers.

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?

5 Keys to Fiscal Fitness

These basic moves, if done consistently, can help ensure that you are fiscally fit both now and in the future.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Annuity Comparison

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

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