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J. Todd Watkins, MBA
(404) 308-5916
18 Years Worth of Days Bridging the Confidence Gap Tuning Your Social Security Benefit Saving for College 101

Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer. 

Helpful Content

A Living Trust Primer

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Women and Financial Strategies

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

 

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

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

Best Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Saving for Retirement

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

Events on Wall Street

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

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