Because Money Doesn’t Come With Instructions
Welcome to Sterk Financial Services, a financial planning practice in the Dakota Dunes suburb of Sioux City, Iowa. Just like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a team of experienced professionals to help you live your best life. That’s where we come in. You have doctors, attorneys, and tax professionals you rely on to keep your life running smoothly, and we are prepared to do the same for your financial future. Sterk Financial Services has specialized programs to help you manage investments and strategically plan for life changes such as retirement, divorce, job changes, or entering a caregiving role. We can help you preserve and grow your portfolio to help set yourself up for a successful financial future. Our goal is simple – to provide advice and strategies that aligns the money you have with the life that you want to lead.
Our team of professionals has years of experience in strategic financial planning. We are ready to address your needs today and guide you through every phase of life. Let us help you take the complexity and uncertainty out of financial planning, and help create clarity and confidence as you move forward.
Let’s get started.
We offer specialized programs that center around managing money and planning for life’s crucial financial events. Your needs & goals. Our advice & strategies.Learn More
As your full-service financial partner and guide, we are here when you need us. Every situation. Every time.Learn More
There are no do-overs in retirement. You need a path. You need a strategy. You need a guide you can trust. Mary’s latest book will arm you with the essential knowledge to create a strategic plan so you can retire with confidence.Get the Book
Recent weeks have seen some extraordinary moves in the financial markets, as the world reacts to the spread of COVID-19. Please know that we are closely monitoring current news and economic reports, and we are committed to supporting you through this season. Feel free to contact us any time, for any reason. We are here to help.
Estate Management 101
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family
Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.
Money Draining Food Myths
These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
Tips on insuring your teen driver.
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
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
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.