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Understanding Today's Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m Mark Spelts, a financial advisor in Chico, California. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, my personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.
As a professional I have years of experience in financial services. I can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. I look forward to working with you through all stages of your life. I service greater Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Colusa counties.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Estate Management Checklist
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Keeping Good Records is Good Business
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
When should you take your Social Security benefit?
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.