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 Should You Take Social Security
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
A Brief History of Estate Taxes
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
What does your home really cost?
When should you take your Social Security benefit?
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.