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.
Volunteering in Retirement
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
Here are 5 reason why you may consider working through retirement.
Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
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Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
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.