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Howard Hertz, EA, CFP®, RFC

Financial Advisor

Office: (925) 469-1040

howard.hertz@trivalleytax.com

Sheryl Hertz, EA, ATP, ATC

Tax Advisor

Office: (925) 469-1040

sheryl.hertz@trivalleytax.com

Laura Walsh, CRTP

Office Manager

Office: (925) 469-1040

laura.walsh@trivalleytax.com

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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Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Your DNA Test

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.

 

Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

Debt Stress

There’s a link between debt and stress.

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Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Comparing Investments

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

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Saving for Retirement

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Tax Freedom Day

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Ready for Retirement?

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

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