Harris Financial Services, Inc.

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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!

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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.

Forecast

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

 

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

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

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

You Would Rather Be...

Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.

Year-End Charitable Gifting and You

This article may help you maximize the benefits of your donation for your chosen charity.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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 Principles

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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

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The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

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