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.
How Income Taxes Work
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
Imagine a retirement without having to worry about money? Well, it’s possible.
Having an additional payment option in your wallet comes with advantages. Say you’re strapped for cash but your preteen needs a new bike, you can simply....
An estimated one in seven middle-aged Americans supports both a child and an aging parent. This isn’t expected to change any time soon.
Tips on how women can gain financial confidence.
Travel doesn’t have to be a financial headache.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Learn about what risk tolerance really means in this helpful and insightful video.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.