Authentic Counsel, LLC
Financial Wisdom from a Trustworthy Advocate
At Authentic Counsel, LLC our purpose is to serve as a financial steward to families through long term relationships. We are a registered investment adviser in the state of Texas and Colorado. With a focus on communication, listening and education, we walk alongside families as a "financial coach" to assist them in aligning their financial resources with their personal values so they may attain their calling, purpose and mission in life. We believe that investors desire a trustworthy advocate who can be authentic, available and provide professional guidance and counsel for the specific and personal needs they have. We work with a team of experts to provide the highest quality of financial planning tools, market research and technology to those we serve.
If you are seeking a financial advisor relationship based on personalized communication, listening and wise stewardship, you are at the right place. Our team looks forward to serving you.
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement 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.
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.