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.
The Latte Lie and Other Myths
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
Estate Management 101
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.
Technology tips to make your next trip even better.
Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.
Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.