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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.
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.
Personal Finance Tips for Military Families
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.
Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
What does your home really cost?
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?