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Laurel, MD 20723

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Laurette M. Dearden, CPA, CFP®, RICP®

(301) 604-0121

 
Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement 18 Years Worth of Days Bridging the Confidence Gap

Welcome to Laurette M. Dearden, CPA, CFP®, RICP®


Everyone has money issues.  Let us help you with yours:  Taxes, Saving, Spending, Investing.


We are dedicated to providing personalized individual and small business taxes and offer comprehensive financial planning services through Laurette Dearden's affiliation with HD Vest Investment Services SM.   Our objective is to make your money work for you to pursue your financial dreams and goals whatever they may be.  Starting with your tax return, we will implement a plan to pursue your financial goals and dreams to eliminate debt, take care of your family, retire in the style that you envision, send your children to college and leave a legacy to your heirs.


We specialize in physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals but also service other small businesses.  If you are considering purchasing a practice or starting your own, we can help! We also provide start up services to small businesses and ongoing tax planning, accounting and payroll support.

 

Taxes are not just an event in April.  We will work with you throughout the year to ensure your financial health and help you make sound financial decisions that will minimize your tax liability on April 15th.  Even if you move to another state, we are happy to continue working with you.  Our clients are located in the Columbia, Laurel, Baltimore and DC area but we also have clients in over 25 states!




Helpful Content

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

 

Apps That Help Achieve Goals

If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

Best Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

February 2018 Top Five

2018 could be shaping up to be an interesting year.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

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