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.
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.
Do You Owe The AMT?
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Avoiding Cognitive Decline
Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.
The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?