Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome! I’m James Kuxhaus, a Wealth Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional in Salem, Oregon. We at Directions Wealth understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. Our professionals have many years of experience in financial services and can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow.
Whether your goal is saving for retirement, college, an estate strategy or other goals, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life. Please email or call us at 503-364-9358 to schedule a complimentary visit to determine whether we are the right fit for you.
Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
How Financial Advisors Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Social media may be a modern imperative for businesses looking to grow and build their brand, but it also introduces risk.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.