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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Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Critical Estate Documents
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.
How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
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.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.