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Navigating Uncertain Times

Navigating Uncertain Times

Recent weeks have seen some extraordinary moves in the financial markets, as the world reacts to the spread of COVID-19. Please know that we are closely monitoring current news and economic reports, and we are committed to supporting you through this season. Feel free to contact us any time, for any reason. We are here to help.

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Welcome, I’m Alan Thompson, a financial advisor in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, located in Cumming, Georgia. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, saving for college or developing an estate strategy, my personalized service focuses on your needs, wants and financial goals and objectives.

AGT Financial has the experience to help you address your needs both today and for many years to come.  I look forward to working with you through all stages of your life.

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What's New for Social Security?

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The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

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Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

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How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

My Retirement Savings

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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Annuity Comparison

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Federal Income Tax

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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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To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

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.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

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