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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

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

The Power of Compound Interest

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Raising Healthy Children

Raising Healthy Children

Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.

 

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

The Three Keys to a Great Password

Have fun and learn how to craft the perfect password with the help of this highly engaging infographic.

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

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

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

The Wild West of Data Theft

Learn about cyber liability insurance in this entertaining video.

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