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Howard Hertz, EA, CFP®, RFC

Financial Advisor

Office: (925) 469-1040

[email protected]

Sheryl Hertz, EA, ATP, ATC

Tax Advisor

Office: (925) 469-1040

[email protected]

Laura Walsh, CRTP

Office Manager

Office: (925) 469-1040

[email protected]

Serving Individuals

We can help take some of the mystery out of preparing for your financial future.

Business Planning

Insight and information for employers and employees.

Investment Strategy

Let us provide you with the guidance that can help you understand and better define your financial goals. (Investment and financial planning services are offered by Howard Hertz through his affiliation with HD Vest)

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U.S. Personal Savings Rate

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Estate Management 101

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

 

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

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Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

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A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

The Power of Compound Interest

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

February 2018 Top Five

2018 could be shaping up to be an interesting year.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

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