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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome, I’m Rich Frontera, a financial consultant* in Clifton Park, New York. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or for an estate strategy, our personalized service helps to focus your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (518) 688-2223.

*Richard Frontera is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Equity Services, Inc.  Securities and investment advisory services are offered solely by Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.

 

 

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The Financial Literacy Crisis

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

 

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

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

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

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Your DNA Test

If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

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