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.
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
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.
This article may help you understand the most recent changes to your IRA and your RMD implemented with the SECURE Act.
Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
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.
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.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.