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We design strategies that can help overcome the 8 greatest risks to a secure retirement.

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The Pathway to Confidence ProgramTM

Welcome, I am Sarah Cato, a financial professional in Bethesda, Maryland. Working with my advisors, I created The Pathway To Confidence Program™. This unique planning program helps you develop an integrated financial blueprint so that you may enjoy greater confidence about your future. It also helps you bridge The Confidence Gap™.

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Infographic: While You’re Still Covered

Infographic: While You’re Still Covered

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Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

 

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Infographic: 2019 Taxes by the Numbers

Here are the official tax numbers for 2019.

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

You Are Not Alone it Just Feels That Way

Let’s start getting your financial priorities and attitudes in sync with model behaviors.

Tax Deductions: Catch Them All!

Most of us pay too much in taxes because we aren’t aware of all the tax deductions available.

The Next Gig Thing

Make the gig economy work for you.

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

My Retirement Savings

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Once Upon a Goal

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Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

When the Unexpected Becomes Reality

Disability happens to more people, more often than you may think, and it lasts longer, too.

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