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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!




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How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

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What If You Get Audited?

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Women and Financial Strategies

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Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Tax Freedom Day

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This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Perception vs. Reality

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

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

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.

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

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