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322 Frankstown Road
Altoona, PA 16602

John Stanek, CFP®

(814) 944-4008

 
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Understanding Today’s Financial Environment

Hello, I’m John Stanek, a Certified Financial Planner™ located in Altoona, PA. My son Jeff and I understand that in today's world, you are facing unique financial challenges; challenges like no other generation has ever experienced. However, we are here to help take the mystery out of investing. For more than 30 years, I have worked side by side helping hundreds of clients from all over the country in preparing for retirement, college savings, estate strategy and much more.

Please, contact us today and let Jeff and I help you begin your journey toward achieving financial independence.


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Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Comparing Investments

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

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Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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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.

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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Learn about what risk tolerance really means in this helpful and insightful video.

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