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A Balanced Approach to Insurance and Investing

Welcome to Financial Balance Group, a financial organization in Rockville, Maryland. We believe that the common approach to financial planning does not work. Instead of increasing risk by chasing a rate of return, we strive to help build your future by protecting what you have, and then use tried and true products and strategies to minimize taxes, risk, and enhance wealth. 

Our professionals have decades of experience in helping you prepare for retirement, college planning, insurance planning, or just getting, and staying, financially organized so that you can make clear decisions.

Individual Planning

We use uncommon techniques to show you how to protect what you have and grow your wealth.

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Business Planning

Develop strategies that work for both your personal and business life.

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Investment Planning

Guidance to ensure a well-diversified tax advantaged portfolio that lasts throughout retirement.

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Helpful Content

A House Divided

A House Divided

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

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?

A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.

 

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

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 ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

Asset and Account Consolidation for Your Estate

Investment account consolidation is important to consider for estate planning.

Keep Your Credit Score on the Upswing

Your FICO score matters more than you may realize.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Annuity Comparison

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

My Retirement Savings

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

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.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart 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.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

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