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At Black Financial Services, we focus on serving the financial needs of businesses and individuals in Minnesota. We are an independent financial services firm specializing in helping retirees and pre-retirees build a comfortable retirement and helping achieve their long-term financial goals. 

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Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?

Should You Ever Retire?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

 

Estimating the Cost of College

This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Assess Life Insurance Needs

How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.

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Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Saving for Retirement

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

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?

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