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Jim Garrison

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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome, I’m Jim Garrison, a financial professional in the South King, Pierce County / Tacoma and South Puget Sound areas of Washington. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategies, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, financial goals, and objectives.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call me direct at (360) 280-5969.

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The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Countdown to College

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

Once Upon a Goal

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

 

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

5 Benefits of Working in Retirement

Here are 5 reason why you may consider working through retirement.

Financial Aid for Students 101

Help your college-bound child explore scholarships, grants, and more with this article on paying for higher education.

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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.

Saving for College

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

Annuity Comparison

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

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.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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The Richest Man in Babylon

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

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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