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.
Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
How to Retire Early
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Death is No Excuse
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.
Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.