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 experts 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.
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Tax Reform: Before and After
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A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
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.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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