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14997 West Bell Road
Suite 100
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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Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

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There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

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