Welcome to Larkin & Associates, an Investment Advisory firm located in Surprise, Arizona. J. Donald Larkin and M. Sue Larkin, Certified Financial Planner™ practitioners, have operated Larkin & Associates since 1981. They firmly believe that personal relationships and customer service are the basis for strong business partnerships. Larkin & Associates is family owned and operated and is positioned to continue for many years to come. Over the next few years, we will see greater and faster innovations in technology and investments than ever before. We plan to be right here, helping you make the adjustments to our ever-changing financial world. Our mission has been, and continues to be to help you and your family create and maintain wealth for current and future generations. We believe that this Web site will prove to be beneficial to you. Please feel free to contact us for further information.
When to Self-Insure
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies
Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.
Critical Estate Documents
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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
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.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.