If you FAIL to PLAN,
you can PLAN to FAIL
At Granite Financial, we believe that people can reach their goals if they plan for them. If you don’t plan, whatever happens will happen. If you do plan, creating the life you want becomes much more possible.
Organization is key. When you retire with your financial life organized, you can free your mind to enjoy the things that really matter—your family and friends, the things that inspire you and the pursuits you are passionate about.
As independent financial advisors, our focus is always on what’s in the best interest of our clients and their legacy. Our recommendations are based solely on helping our clients pursue their retirement goals and objectives.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Inflation - Back to the Future
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
To Buy or Not to Buy
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.