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!
Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?