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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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Estate Management Checklist

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Should I Invest in Gold?

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

Catch-Up Contributions

Catch-Up Contributions

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

 

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Annuity Comparison

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Estimate Your RMD

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

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Choosing a Mortgage

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

The Facts About Income Tax

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

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