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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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When Should You Take Social Security

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Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

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A House Divided

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Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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

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And the Executor Is

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Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

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Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

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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.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Comparing Investments

Estimate the potential capital gains taxes due on your transactions.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Do You Feel Lucky?

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

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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