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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.

Client Centered

Without any conflicts of interest we put your needs first.

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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.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

Get Paid for Going Green

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

Death is No Excuse

Death is No Excuse

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

 

Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy

Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Can you keep up with your children’s mobile slang?

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Social Security Taxes

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

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