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.
Getting a Head Start on College Savings
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
How long does a $20 bill last?
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
What does your home really cost?
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.