Welcome to Larkin & Associates, located in Surprise, Arizona. led by Michael J. Larkin, a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. Larkin & Associates was founded in the Sun Cities area in 1981 by Michael’s parents (now retired) who were also Certified Financial Planner ™ practitioners, and is positioned to continue serving the area for many years to come. Michael firmly believes 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. I plan to be right here, helping you make the adjustments to our ever-changing financial world. The mission of Larkin & Associates has been, and continues to be to help you and your family create and maintain wealth for current and future generations.
The A, B, C, & D of Medicare
Learn about all the parts of Medicare with this informative and enjoyable article.
Keep Your Umbrella Handy
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
The Long Run: Women and Retirement
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
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.
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.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.