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
Disability and Your Finances
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
What to Look for in a Long-Term-Care Policy
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their futures to chance.
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.