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.
Teen Drinking and Your Liability
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.
It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.
Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.
Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.