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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)

Helpful Content

Lifetime of Earnings

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

My Retirement Savings

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

 

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

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Comparing Investments

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

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.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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Supporting Local Business In a Crisis

Want to ensure your favorite local spots are around after the pandemic? Learn how to support your community in this video.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

What Smart Investors Know

Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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