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To reach your goals, you need a plan of action that incorporates all elements of your financial picture. We evaluate your entire financial situation to develop a comprehensive plan for your unique circumstances and goals.Learn More
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Your Lifelong Financial Partner
It’s easy to be indecisive when surrounded by the daily drumbeat of frequently confusing financial news and contradictory expert opinions. Stoking uncertainty and concern about the financial future appears to be an effective way for news outlets to attract a large audience. But most of us really seek to better understand whether we will have enough money to maintain the quality of our lives in retirement and, if possible, leave something to future generations and/or causes we strongly believe in. Without trusted guidance and easy-to- understand advice, it’s hard to be confident about your financial future. We seek to address this concern by serving as a trusted and reliable resource.
We are Westlake Financial Advisors LLC, registered representatives with an independent brokerage firm, United Planners Financial Services dedicated to assisting individuals, business owners, and families with their greatest financial goals. Connecting education, academic-driven investment strategies, and a holistic financial planning approach, we strive to empower you to take an active role in your financial life, make informed decisions, and pursue your goals. And throughout the process, we’re here to provide you with guidance, support, and advice.
Based in Westlake Village, California, we work with clients throughout the Los Angeles area and around the country. If you’d like to learn more about how we may be able to assist you, contact us for a complimentary consultation.
What Is My Current Net Worth?
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
How to Read Your Credit Report
Solve a mystery while learning how important your credit report is with this story-driven interactive.
Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Four Steps to Valuing an Estate
Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.
Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
Stop Wasting Money
One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.
Changing Unhealthy Behaviors
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
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Estimate Your RMD
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Capital Gains Tax Estimator
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
A Look at Systematic Withdrawals
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
What Is My Life Expectancy?
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
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Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
An Inside Look at Retirement Living
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?
It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.