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“We work with people who want to control their money...not be controlled by it"
There is a calm that comes from working with professionals who are passionate about trying to make a positive difference in your life. We hope your visit to this website will help highlight the opportunities and potential rewards that are possible when you take a proactive approach to your financial future. You can be in control of your money.
Shira Ridge is a financial services and investment management firm, creating sound solutions that are personalized, strategic and realistic. By having a customized financial strategy and a team to manage your lifetime wealth strategy, we work with you collaboratively to help take the worry out of your finances so that you can focus on what matters the most to you—today and in the future.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Split Annuity Strategy
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Use this calculator to estimates your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability, along with average and marginal tax rates.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.