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We are a team of independent financial advisors who apply a holistic perspective and take a personalized approach to financial planning and wealth management. By understanding your specific needs and desires, our team is able to design a plan that aligns with your personal values and financial objectives.​​​

MEET THE TEAM

Our team of Certified Financial Planners™️ help our clients pursue their ideal financial futures while staying on course for the long haul.

AARON M. PUCKETT

MBA, CFP®

“I love being able to sit down with someone, get to really know them, and help them to plan accordingly.”

DEBORAH A. WILLIAMS

CFP®

“It’s amazing to get to work with someone over a span of twenty years and watch them pursue the financial plans we’ve helped them to implement.”

DAVID A. HEMLER

MS, MPAS®, CFP®

“We help our clients take a disciplined approach to their finances which results in the pursuit of their dreams and things they didn’t think were possible.”

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JACOB L. STURGILL

CFP®

“Each person is different and helping someone to make the choices that are best for them is what is most important.”

PAUL SORENSON

FINANCIAL PLANNER

“Getting to know each client individually and then helping them pursue their goals and passions is an incredible privilege.”

HOLLY N. PAYNE

CLIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST

“Every person who calls or visits us is important to me. Whether it’s someone I talk to all the time or someone I’m meeting for the first time.”

ROBIN COLE

CLIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST

“I understand the importance of being timely and efficient when working with our clients. We want to ensure that every client feels like they are being taken care of.”

GINA PUCKETT

CLIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST

“Life changes often and not always as expected. I enjoy staying connected to our clients, so we can help them navigate any and all of life’s changes.”

DEBORAH L. ANDERSON

CLIENT SERVICE SPECIALIST

“We take pride in serving our clients and caring for our clients just like family.”

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OUR SERVICES

FINANCIAL PLANNING INVOLVES MANY ELEMENTS AND OUR RECOMMENDATIONS SEEK TO HELP YOU SAVE WISELY, INVEST DILIGENTLY, AND LIVE CONFIDENTLY.

  • Create Retirement Income
  • College Saving Strategies
  • Estate Planning
  • Financial Strategies for Business Owners
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Increasing Tax Efficiency

We Seek to Help You Maximize Your Savings to Create Lasting Retirement Income

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2020 OUTLOOK

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    FREE INSIGHTS FROM THE P&S TEAM

    Frothy Sentiment Rides Bullish Technicals

    The post-election environment and positive developments toward a COVID-19 vaccine have led to a surge in stock prices. The added clarity on these two fronts has boosted sentiment, which may present a risk in the near term as stock prices are near all-time highs. A November to Remember The reaction from stocks since the US election has been truly impressive. The S&P 500 Index is up 8.8% for the month, on pace to be the best November for the S&P 500 in 40 years. Small caps have also soared, with the Russell 2000 Index up 16%, which would be its second-best month ever. Although we remain longer-term bullish on equities, there are some signs that sentiment could be getting a little frothy at the moment, which could increase the odds of a pullback. Technicals Supportive of Future Strength On November 9, more than 71% of the stocks in the S&P 500 hit a one-month high, the third-highest reading using data back to 1990. Not only does this tell us that participation in the post-election rally has been extremely broad and not limited to only a few heavily weighted names in the index, but historically this has been an extremely positive signal for the next year. Returns can be quite weak in the near term after more than 65% of stocks reach a one-month high, but returns over the next 12 months not only have been far above average, but have been positive in all seven observed instances [Figure 1]. In fact, nearly every measure of breadth and participation we monitor shows a similar trend. Looking at longer-term indicators, 90% of the stocks in the S&P 500 are above their respective 200-day

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    Ready to Retire? How to Know for Sure

    Retirement is an exciting time for many, and the reward for years of hard work. While there is no set age for retirement, it is important to be prepared before you make the leap, so that you enjoy your retirement and financial stability during it. If you are considering retiring soon, below are some quick considerations to make to know for sure. Have You Secured Healthcare Coverage? One of the largest expenses during retirement could end up being your healthcare expenses, especially if you do not have a healthcare plan in place when you retire. While you will become eligible for Medicare at the age of 65, if you retire before then, you will want to find coverage to bridge the gap between the time your current coverage ends and Medicare coverage begins. You may want to look at the cost of private insurance, see if you are eligible to be on a spouse’s plan, or COBRA your current plan for a period of time after your employment ends. Always be sure to have some kind of medical coverage, even if it has a high deductible, as lack of coverage may lead to significant expenses. Have You Eliminated Most of Your Debt? Going into retirement with major debt may lead to you burning through your savings quicker than you anticipated. If you have stayed on top of your debt and have paid off your mortgage, lines of credit, large loans, and high credit card balances, you are likely in a good position to consider retirement. Do You Have Enough Money Saved? When planning for retirement, you likely had a retirement goal, which would provide you with at least roughly 75%

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    IRA 101: Know the Facts

    Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are one of the most common assets people rely on to save and invest for retirement. In fact, more than a third of households in America own an IRA. If you’re thinking of opening an IRA for the first time, it’s a good idea to review the rules. Even if you have had an IRA for years, note that laws change. The Different Types There are two main types of IRA accounts to choose from: traditional and Roth. The timing of the tax advantages is the main difference between the two. For a traditional IRA, contributions are tax deductible and tax is paid upon withdrawal. Roth IRA contributions are taxed in the year they are made, and qualified withdrawals are tax-free. Both types are almost equally popular: 36% of American households have Roth IRAs 35% of American households have traditional IRAs 26% of American households contribute to both There are also employer-sponsored IRAs. These may fall into either of the two categories. Contribution Limits The IRS set a 2020 annual limit of $6,000 for people under 50 years old. People who are 50 years and older can make a total contribution of $7,000. What some breadwinners do to maximize contributions is to file joint tax returns and open a second account for their spouses. They then make additional contributions to this account. The IRS states that the combined contribution cannot exceed the lesser of the couple’s taxable income or the contributor’s individual limit times two. Eligibility The IRS considers net income from self-employment, gross wages and gross salaries as qualifying income. Too much income, however, and IRA contributions can get reduced or prohibited altogether: Qualifying Widower

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