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.
Problems with Probate
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
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.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.