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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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The Half Million Dollar Baby

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

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

 

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

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How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Historical Inflation

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

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

Your DNA Test

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.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

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.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

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