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WELCOME TO RJW INVESTMENT AND INSURANCE CONSULTANTS

RJW is an independent financial services firm focused on preserving and protecting what matters most to you. Through our relationship with Cambridge, one of the most respected independent broker dealers in the industry, we have the flexibility to offer a wide range of financial products without the obligation to sell proprietary products or services. Our independence allows us to be selective, offering only the products and services we believe are best suited to meet your objectives and goals.

At RJW, we are committed to providing our clients with custom-tailored solutions in pursuit of financial freedom. We begin by working with you to determine your personal goals and objectives. After these have been determined, we design an individualized plan with defensive strategies to help protect your principal. We expect your life to change, and we continually monitor your financial progress, evaluate your portfolio on a regular basis, and revise as needed to stay aligned with your objectives.

Client Centered

Without any conflicts of interest we put your needs first.

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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our foundation of success.

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 my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

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.

Where Is the Market Headed?

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?”

Do You Owe The AMT?

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

 

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy

Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge

How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?

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Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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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Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

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