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.
Choosing a Mortgage
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Keeping Good Records is Good Business
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
When to Self-Insure
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
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.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?