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I’m Peter Murphy, a Certified Financial PlannerTM in Santa Fe, NM. Individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is retirement planning, college savings, or estate planning strategy, my educational seminars and personalized services focus on your needs, wants, financial goals and objectives.


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Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single

Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

 

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

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.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Historical Inflation

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

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