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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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Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.

Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

 

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

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

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”

Let's Chat

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

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