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
To Buy or Not to Buy
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
U.S. Personal Savings Rate
What can be learned from the savings rate?
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.
There a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Buy/sell agreements are designed a business against the death of a principle or key employee.
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to estimates your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
What does your home really cost?
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
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.
Despite recent tax-law changes, a stunning 4.6 million Americans are expected to pay the AMT in 2018.