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Joseph R. Aliciene Jr. CPA

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Your Financial Future

Today’s economic and tax environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Helpful Content

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

 

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

A Look at Diversification

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

The Best Apps in Travel

Technology tips to make your next trip even better.

Four Reasons Millennials Need an Estate Strategy

Estate strategies for millennials may sound like less of a concern than retirement, but young adults should prepare now.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Annuity Comparison

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

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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Bursting the Bubble

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

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