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William Peterson Financial Planning

161 Main Street
Jackson, California 95642

209-257-3363
800-545-4209

 
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Solving Your Financial Puzzle…
One Piece At A Time

At William Peterson Financial Planning, we understand that retirees face many important decisions that can affect their long-term financial success. Some of these decisions revolve around making investments that will help create a hedge against outliving their income, the impact of inflation, taxation, and rising healthcare costs. Because over ninety percent of our clients are retirees with similar concerns, we are in an advantageous position to approach such challenges with experience and skill.


Your Partner for Success 

Our commitment is to help you work towards achieving all your financial goals and strive provide you with a worry free retirement. At William Peterson Financial Planning, we have a commitment to excellence in everything we do. We consider it an honor and a privilege to help our clients work toward making sound investment decisions that will contribute toward a secure future. We provide impeccable client service to help reduce taxes and protect assets by utilizing numerous investment products and strategies so we can help protect our clients’ lifestyles for a lifetime.

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Inflation & Your Money

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How to Retire Early

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A Living Trust Primer

A Living Trust Primer

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Insuring Your Second Home

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An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

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Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

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With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

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

Comparing Investments

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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.

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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Global and International Funds

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Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

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