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.
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The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan
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Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
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