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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.
How the Federal Reserve Works
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Life and Death of a \$20 Bill
How long does a $20 bill last?
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are nearly 1,200 ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
If you are concerned about inflation—and expect short-term interest rates may increase—TIPS could be worth considering.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Assess how many days you'll work in 2012 to pay federal tax liability.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.