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115 N. 7th Street
Suite 1
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 722-0010

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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome to Financial Advisors of the Black Hills in Spearfish, South Dakota. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

Our first priortiy 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 our website, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products.  Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (605) 722.0010.



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What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

 

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

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

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Annuity Comparison

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

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Acres of Diamonds

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

The Power of Compound Interest

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

Should I Invest In REITs?

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

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