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.
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What is the Value of Your Business?
Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.
Put It in a Letter
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
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Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
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.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
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You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
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