31194 La Baya Drive
Suite 100
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Rick Norkin

(805) 370-1444

 
Suddenly Single: Three Steps to Take Now Emerging Market Opportunities Global and International Funds Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

What are your concerns?  Planning for retirement?  Accumulating enough for retirement?  Market risk and volatility?  Social Security planning?  Throughout the website you will find ideas and information that is designed to help.  A few ideas are discussed below.  Need more help?  Feel free to contact me directly.



                                                 Interactive Personal Planning Portal

Are your retirement projections sustainable?  Will you outlive your assets?  Click here to access your interactive Personal Planning Portal and develop a plan or refine an existing plan.  You can also download most of your accounts into one convenient location.  Call me or send an e-mail for your access codes.

                                                           Social Security Planning

The best Social Security benefit election for right now may not be the best deal for a lifetime. 

Did you know that there are literally thousands of options for when and how you elect your Social Security benefit?  Did you know that the difference between a good election decision and a poor one is regularly more than $100,000 in income? (Social Security Timing, Inc.)  Married couples, divorcees and widows should carefully explore their options.  In some cases benefits may be available as early as age 60.  My Social Security Optimization software will provide a detailed matrix the value of benefit at multiple ages regardless of marriage status.  Contact me directly for your personal Social Security detailed financial impact analysis.

For more information click on the Social Security Tab at the top of this page.  Married couples may learn more about their options by using the Married Couples Social Security Optimizer.  If you have questions or would like a much more detailed report, please let me know.

                                      Sailing and Rowing - An Investment Strategy for Today

There are times to take advantage of the market environment and times when the priority is simply to avoid market risk. That is why a flexible approach to investing that is designed to adapt to changing market conditions is needed. Asset Allocation is not dead but it is evolving.  Many advisors use strategies that are stuck in the 90's.  Learn more about the Managing 21st Century Volatility and change the way you think about Asset Allocation with a quick click by watching:

                                           The Case for Intelligent Diversification

For more information go to the "Resources" tab above.  Learn more about the evolution of asset allocation and portfolio construction as well as meeting two of our strategic part.

 

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Inflation & Your Money

Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

 

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

A Primer on Dividends

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

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

What to Look for in a Long-Term-Care Policy

Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.

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Contributing to an IRA?

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work in 2012 to pay federal tax liability.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Annuity Comparison

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

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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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A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

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?

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

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