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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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Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

Errors and Omissions Insurance

Errors and Omissions Insurance

E&O insurance is specifically designed to protect you, or your company, from the risk of a client’s dissatisfaction.

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

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

 

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?

A House Divided

By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.

Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability

90% of small businesses in the U.S. don't protect their data from cyber attacks. Is your business at risk?

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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.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Can Election Results Predict the Market?

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

Your DNA Test

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

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

The Power of Compound Interest

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

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

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