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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This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
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.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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