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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*
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Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

 

Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

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My Retirement Savings

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Social Security Taxes

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

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

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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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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The Richest Man in Babylon

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

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.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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