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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The Five Basics of Financial Literacy
How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.
Building Your Legacy
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
Trends in Charitable Giving
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.
Five strategies for managing your student debt.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.