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.
The History of Currency
Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers
Tips on insuring your teen driver.
Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.
Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.