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 Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks
Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.
What’s Your Investment IQ?
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Technology tips to make your next trip even better.
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
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.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.