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We believe great advice comes from individuals, not large companies.
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Mertz Wealth Strategies Inc. is a comprehensive retirement planning firm. We combine our knowledge of investments with our knowledge of the income tax laws to help protect and grow your money efficiently.*
"It is not what you earn, but what you keep that matters."
Our mission is to help create and maintain wealth for our clients through long-term, effective, asset management. We will build client relationships based on trust, competent professional service, continual communication, and prompt personal service. We will assist our clients in setting financial goals, monitoring these goals, and keeping them informed of the process and achievement of the goals.
We have equipped our business with quality financial services technology and utilize our capabilities to the fullest. These investments in our business have allowed us to give our clients intensely personalized asset analysis, asset allocation, and investment services. Our success is based on research and personalized service. It is for these reasons that new clients come to us and current clients stay with us.
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Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
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Pay Yourself First
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.
Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
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.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?