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Clayton, NC 27528

Toni Drapkin

919-376-7143

 
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Helpful Content

Replacing Your Medicare Card

Replacing Your Medicare Card

Learn how to replace your lost, stolen, or damaged Medicare card in this helpful article.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Put It in a Letter

Put It in a Letter

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

 

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

Best-Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

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Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Understanding the SECURE Act

Explaining the SECURE Act and how the changes affect your retirement strategy.

Perception vs. Reality

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

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

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