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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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Your Cash Flow Statement

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Inflation - Back to the Future

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Are Women and Financial Strategies a Mismatch?

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Succeeding at Business Succession

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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

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Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimates your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

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Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

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How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

The Rule of 72

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Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?

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