The Path to Clarity
At Capital Planning Systems, Inc., we understand the information overload that individuals face as they attempt to put their financial lives on the proper economic path. We can help bring clarity to the process by mapping out a proven course to accomplish individual hopes and desires. Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants and long-term goals. Our team of professionals has years of experience in creating road maps for success. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to helping you bring clarity to your chosen path.
What Does The CFP® Certification Mark Mean?
Gene Griffin is a CFP™. Why is this important? The CFP™ certification mark identifies an individual who has met the education, examination, experience and ethics rules established by the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP™ Board). Anyone can call himself or herself a “financial planner”. But only those who have fulfilled the certification and re-licensing requirements of the CFP™ Board can use its certification mark.
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Strength & Guidance
"In a world of conflict and trouble there will be the giants among men. There will be the peacemakers. There will be those who can calm troubled waters. There will be those whose life's pattern will be as a beacon on a hill, as a lighthouse in a storm. There will be those who others will look to for strength and guidance."
- H. Burke Peterson
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Assess Life Insurance Needs
How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Your credit score is a vital part of your financial health. Understand how it works.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
This video may help put the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating in perspective.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.