As an independent financial services firm, our priority at Black Financial Services is to serve you and assist in financial planning for you as an individual or business in Minnesota. We focus on helping retirees and pre-retirees work towards building a more comfortable nest egg and pursue long-term financial goals.
Financial planning is our passion. We listen first, getting to know you and your specific situation and providing objective advice to benefit you. You deserve a proactive partner in your financial planning journey.
Benefits Of Financial Planning
Many Americans are not receiving professional help with financial planning. Does this include you and your family? Financial planning is a great way to help gain greater independence for your future, while still living for today.
Meeting with us can be beneficial in a number of ways. First, it will help you define what exactly your financial goals are. This is something many couples don’t realize they aren’t on the same page about until forced to talk about it.
Another benefit of financial planning is helping to ensure your goals are realistic for your timeline. A financial planner can help you determine a plan to help your goal, or if your goals need to be adjusted.
Financial planners can also help point out mistakes you might not have noticed in your financial planning. For instance, if you have credit card debt with interest, are you making that interest back on any of your investments, or anywhere near that amount of interest?
Once your financial planning goals are setup, you can actually measure your progress and adjust goals accordingly.
Financial planning also helps you identify benefits and risks which may not have occurred to you. Benefits such as taking advantage of your company’s 401(k) matching or flex spending. Risks may be like calculating your risk of becoming disabled or dying early.
The biggest benefit may be increased confidence in your ability to maintain your standard of living, as well as being more comfortable with your living situation. No one likes uncertainty, and financial planning helps you lay things out and take control of your future.
Tax Rules When Selling Your Home
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
Four Steps to Valuing an Estate
Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.
Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas
Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.
The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Why have the markets been so volatile recently?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.