Welcome to Larkin & Associates, a family team of Certified Financial Planner™ practitioners located in Surprise, Arizona. The team, consisting of J. Donald Larkin, CFP®, M. Sue Larkin, CFP®, and Michael J. Larkin, CFP®, has been serving the Sun Cities area since 1981 and is positioned to continue serving the area for many years to come. The Larkins firmly believe that personal relationships and customer service are the basis for strong business partnerships. 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.
Women and Retirement
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Critical Estate Documents
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
What does your home really cost?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.