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. With a focus on communication, listening and education, we walk alongside families 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.
If you are seeking a financial advisor relationship based on personalized communication, listening and wise stewardship, you are at the right place. We look forward to serving you.
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Please Leave Home Without It
Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?