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.
Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child
The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
Making Sense Of A Home Warranty
Understanding the value of a home warranty.
A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
How long does a $20 bill last?
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?