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14997 West Bell Road
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Surprise, AZ 85374

Larkin & Associates

623-972-6155

 
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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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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

When to Self-Insure

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A Look at Whole Life Insurance

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Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Errors and Omissions Insurance

E&O insurance is specifically designed to protect you, or your company, from the risk of a client’s dissatisfaction.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

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