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.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement
It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.
What is the Value of Your Business?
Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.
Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.
What does the Tax Reform and Jobs Act mean for you?
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
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
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?