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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   

 

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Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

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

Universal Life Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

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

 

A House Divided

By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

Buy/sell agreements are designed a business against the death of a principal or key employee.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

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Comparing Investments

Estimate the potential capital gains taxes due on your transactions.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Saving for Retirement

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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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.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Do You Feel Lucky?

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

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?”

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

The Power of Compound Interest

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

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