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.
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
Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
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.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.