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.
Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
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."
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?