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Robert L. Chess CFP, CFS, RFP
bob@estatesolutionplanners.com

Marlo Machalinski
marlo@estatesolutionplanners.com

Sandra "Sam" Jordan
sam@estatesolutionplanners.com


(814) 864-0984 / (888) 686-0984

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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Welcome, I’m Bob Chess, a Certified Financial Planner in Erie, Pennsylvania. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. My Team can help take the mystery out of preparing for tomorrow as you try to navigate today's financial enviorment. Whether you goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or an estate strategy, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (814) 864-0984.

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Investments

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

 

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

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.

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

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Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

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