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.
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The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?
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Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.
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Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
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How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.
Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
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