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8814 Heron's Flight
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

When Should You Take Social Security

When Should You Take Social Security

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Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

 

Types of Stock Market Analysis

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Trends in Charitable Giving

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Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

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

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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.

Inflation & Retirement

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

How Compound Interest Works

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

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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.

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.

Tax Management Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Forecast

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

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

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