Broker Check
Social Security: By the Numbers The Cycle of Investing The Cost of Procrastination Women and Retirement
Agent Photo

Feeling in control - Feeling assured - Feeling confident 

“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.

Helpful Content

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

Coaches

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

 

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.

Password Protection Strategies

Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

Options When Your CD Matures

Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

View all articles arrow

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

View all calculators arrow

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

View all presentations arrow

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

How to Bake a Pie-R-A

Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

View all videos arrow