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.
Social Security: The Elephant in the Room
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
What Is a 1035 Exchange?
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Universal Life Insurance
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?