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At Vision Wealth Management we help people connect their money with their purpose.  Using your main purpose as a focal point, we use a three step process that aligns financial choices with what is most important to you.

The 3 steps are:

Step 1: Clarify your Purpose & Vision of Wealth

Step 2: Develop a Wealth Plan

Step 3: Invest in Alignment with Purpose

 Why we use the Vision Wealth Plan?

Without meaningful purpose and focus, it is easy to get distracted from what is most important.  We at Vision Wealth Management. believe that a Wealth Plan helps you stay connected to your Financial Visions through sunny and stormy weather.  We work to provide you with powerful tools and guidelines to help keep you on course and avoid short term decisions that may not be in alignment with your long term goals and purpose.  




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The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Saving for Retirement

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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