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.
U.S. Personal Savings Rate
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?
Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.
It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.
Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
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.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.