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.
Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
When Do You Need a Will?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
Here are 5 reason why you may consider working through retirement.
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
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.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
What does your home really cost?
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.