Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
I’m Troy Stine, a financial professional in Lake Charles, LA. 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 you goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.
Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (337) 474-3434.
Trends in Charitable Giving
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
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.
A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.