Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m John FitzPatrick a financial professional in Morris Plains, NJ. My philosophy in serving my clients is to embrace all major aspects of their financial lives and as a result provide them comprehensive guidance to assist them in planning their financial futures.
I have found over time that many people are unclear about the difference between financial planning and investment planning. The major difference is that a disciplined financial planning approach addresses the several areas theat we have found to be critically important to our clients lives - investment planning is just one of these.
Through my years of experience, I have found that the best way to help those clients who place their trust in me is not only to coordinate these complex and confusing parts of their financial lives, but also to help them on an ongoing basis in implementing and monitoring the solutions that I recommend to them. I can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. I look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (973) 267-7900.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
The History of Retirement
Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?
Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
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.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.