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8814 Heron's Flight
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 Avantax 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

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

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

The Facts About Income Tax

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

 

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

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Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Inflation & Retirement

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

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Annuity Comparison

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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.

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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

February 2018 Top Five

2018 could be shaping up to be an interesting year.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

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

18 Years Worth of Days

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

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