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.
When Heirs are Imperfect
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.