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Westward Financial Strategies is a full-service financial firm committed to helping people pursue their financial goals. We offer a wide range of financial products and services to individuals and business owners. It is our goal that through working with us, you gain the financial confidence that comes from knowing you can deliver on the important promises you make to your family and yourself.

We hope you will find this site useful and will make it one of your resource centers.  If you have questions about how life insurance or disability insurance fits into your overall financial plan, you're in the right place.  If your question is whether or not fixed annuities are a suitable investment choice for you, you're in the right place.

We serve individuals and business owners in all areas of financial planning, including:

Investment Management*
Retirement Strategies
Estate Conservation
Insurance and Annuity Products

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

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Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

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Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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

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Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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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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Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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

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There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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

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

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

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