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Jan S. Towne CPA, CFP®, PFS

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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer. 

Investment and financial planning services are offered by Jan Towne through her affiliation with Avantax.

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

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

The Facts About Income Tax

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

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

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Bridging the Confidence Gap

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

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