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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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Comparing Investments

Comparing Investments

Estimate the potential capital gains taxes due on your transactions.

Historical Inflation

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

 

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

Best Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Saving for Retirement

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

The Power of Compound Interest

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

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

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