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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Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
To Catch a Thief
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
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.
What does your home really cost?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.