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Welcome to Porter Financial Strategies

financial planning for your future is what we take pride in. Chris Porter has been planning for his clients' needs for over 25 years. Whether it’s for your child’s future educational goals, your retirement or to leave a family legacy, Chris is here for you and your family’s financial objectives. Feel free to click on “Services” to see what we have to offer here at PFS.

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Death is No Excuse

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

 

What’s Your Investment IQ?

You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

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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.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

The Fed and How It Got That Way

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

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

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