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.
Important Birthdays Over 50
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
90% of small businesses in the U.S. don't protect their data from cyber attacks. Is your business at risk?
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
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.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?