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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.
Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer
Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.
The Half Million Dollar Baby
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
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.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.