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 to Self-Insure
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
Split Annuity Strategy
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
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.
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
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 some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.