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Welcome to Life Strategies Financial Partners, where you’ll find a wealth of information in the form of newsletter articles, calculators, and research reports.  Kelly Renner obtained her Certified Financial Planner designation on May 29, 2007 and has a Master of Science in Finance from Walsh College.  She recently celebrated her 15 year anniversary in the financial services field. 

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Helpful Content

Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability

Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability

90% of small businesses in the U.S. don't protect their data from cyber attacks. Is your business at risk?

9 Facts About Retirement

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

Where Is the Market Headed?

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?”

 

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Inflation & Retirement

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

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