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WELCOME TO RJW INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE CONSULTANTS

RJW is an independent financial services firm focused on preserving and protecting what matters most to you. Through our relationship with Cambridge, one of the most respected independent broker dealers in the industry, we have the flexibility to offer a wide range of financial products without the obligation to sell proprietary products or services. Our independence allows us to be selective, offering only the products and services we believe are best suited to meet your objectives and goals.

At RJW, we are committed to providing our clients with custom-tailored solutions in pursuit of financial freedom. We begin by working with you to determine your personal goals and objectives. After these have been determined, we design an individualized plan with defensive strategies to help protect your principal. We expect your life to change, and we continually monitor your financial progress, evaluate your portfolio on a regular basis, and revise as needed to stay aligned with your objectives.

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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our foundation of success.

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Helpful Content

Death is No Excuse

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

Women and Retirement

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

 

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.

Social Security: Two Benefit Strategies Eliminated

Here are several important changes to Social Security that may impact how and when you can begin taking income benefits.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

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Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Saving for Retirement

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

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

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

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