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Murdock Banner Financial Group is a financial services firm committed to helping our clients improve their long-term financial future. Our unique, team approach to planning with our customized programs are designed to help invest and conserve our clients’ wealth while delivering an unprecedented level of personalized care.

Should you have any questions or would like more information about our firm, please e-mail us at murdock.banner@ceteraadvisors.com or call 660.747.3522.

 

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Countering Counterfeit Currency

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

 

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

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Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

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Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Inflation & Retirement

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

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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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Sit, Stay, Rollover: A Guide to IRA Rollovers

If you have a 401(k) with a former employer, you may want to consider an IRA rollover.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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

A quick history of the Federal Reserve and and overview of what it does.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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