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A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Planning

The mission of V.I.P. Financial Matters, LLC located in Altoona, PA is to help our clients accumulate, protect, and transfer their wealth. We coordinate legal, tax and financial issues for our clients, and this multi-disciplinary planning approach helps to eliminate confusion, avoid costly mistakes, and to simplify their lives, all of which can give you a better peace of mind. Our expertise, experience, and knowledge in these areas, as well as our access to teams of practicing attorneys, accountants and financial specialists set us apart from other professionals.

Think about your financial life as a thousand-piece puzzle: every single piece must fit together to create the desired picture. At VIP Financial Matters, LLC, we bring your financial picture into clear focus by learning what is important to you. We then use our comprehensive wealth management planning system and multi-disciplinary approach to put your financial puzzle pieces together in an organized and coordinated manner.

Want to discover if pieces of your financial puzzle are missing? Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation, with no obligation.

 

Accumulation

Create a roadmap to financial success.

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Protection

Protect your income, wealth and legacy.

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Transfer

Reduce taxes, costs and burden on your family in the transfer of your wealth.

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Collaboration

Coordinate your financial, legal and tax matters.

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A Living Trust Primer

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Split Annuity Strategy

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Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

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The Business Cycle

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Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream

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How Compound Interest Works

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

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

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.

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