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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.

Helpful Content

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.

 

Financial Empowerment for Women

Flex your financial superpowers.

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

How Interest Rates Affect Everything

This is a good infographic to use, and reuse, whenever the benchmark interest rate goes up.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

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

A collection of tips from professional travelers.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

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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.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Global and International Funds

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

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