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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.





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Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

How to Retire Early

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

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

 

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

Tax Reform: Before and After

What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

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