Your Financial Future
Do you feel confident about your future? The economic environment today presents many challenges. We believe that with these challenges also come opportunities, as well as potential rewards, for those who successfully navigate the complex world of personal finance.
The team at Sonoma County Wealth Advisors is dedicated to helping secure your lifelong financial well-being. Whether you are looking to better understand investments, manage risk, pay for college or plan for your own retirement- we are here to help you with your most pressing money questions. When you are comfortable that your financial world is in order, you will be free to fully enjoy life on your terms.
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 our website, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about investment concepts or products. We’ll get back to you promptly with a thoughtful answer.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
90% of small businesses in the U.S. don't protect their data from cyber attacks. Is your business at risk?
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.