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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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When Should You Take Social Security

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

The Facts About Income Tax

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

 

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

How Compound Interest Works

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

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Forecast

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

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