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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.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
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This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
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Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?