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Laurel, MD 20723

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Laurette M. Dearden, CPA, CFP®, RICP®

(301) 604-0121

 
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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

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

The Anatomy of an Index

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

 

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

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.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

Building Your Legacy

A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.

5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You're Not)

A collection of tips from professional travelers.

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Choosing a Mortgage

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

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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