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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All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Tax Rules When Selling Your Home
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?
Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.