Harris Financial Services, Inc.

(406) 862-4400

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At Harris Financial Services, Inc., we understand that individuals, families, and businesses face unique challenges in navigating retirement planning, investments, debt, taxes, estate, inheritance, legacy and continuity planning, and many other issues surrounding the financial aspects of life.

Our goal is to forge our wisdom and experience into practical strategies that are individually tailored for your needs as a client.  Financial matters are only one piece of a whole and healthy life, but their success or failure is felt throughout.  It is our desire that your life is improved in numerous areas because of your decision to work with us. We firmly believe knowledgeable investors are best-equipped to make wise decisions, and we strive to teach and share wisdom to clients (and their families) at all ages.

Please contact us to learn more about our services and how we might serve you. There is no cost to speak with our team and we are happy to review your current portfolio or plan. We look forward to hearing from you!

Helpful Content

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

 

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.

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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 Retirement

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

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.

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

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