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Understanding Today's Financial Environment

Welcome, we are DS Financial Strategies, a financial services firm in Yardley, PA. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they build wealth and plan for the future. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, saving for college, or managing your estate, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

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A Look at Diversification

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.

 

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

Raising Healthy Children

Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

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Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Tax Management Strategies

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

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The Business Cycle

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

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

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

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

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