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Welcome to our website! Sagemark Consulting is a comprehensive financial planning firm serving the needs of individuals, families and business owners.  We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they build wealth and plan for the future. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, saving for college, or managing your estate; our personalized service and comprehensive financial planning process can help you achieve those goals.

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Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

 

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

A House Divided

By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.

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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.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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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.

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.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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Perception vs. Reality

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

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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