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*These services are offered by Brent Larsen through his affiliation with HD Vest

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Welcome, we are Associated Professional Advisors, Inc., a financial organization serving the communities of Lompoc and Santa Maria since 1986. Our website offers a wealth of information in the form of newsletter articles, calculators, and research reports. Our hopes are that you will find the information contained here informative and of worthwhile note.

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Helpful Content

Are You Ready for Your Portfolio to Make a Difference?

Are You Ready for Your Portfolio to Make a Difference?

Learn about the rise of Impact Investing and how it may benefit you.

Historical Inflation

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

 

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Estimating the Cost of College

This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

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Tax Freedom Day

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

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

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

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.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or another qualified retirement plan.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

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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.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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Retirement and Quality of Life

Asking the right questions about how you can save money for retirement without sacrificing your quality of life.

The Power of Compound Interest

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

Don't Buy The Hype

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

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

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