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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.

Helpful Content

Estate Management 101

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?

A Look at Diversification

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

 

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Put It in a Letter

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

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Events on Wall Street

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

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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