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"Every decision we make and every thought we have, whether we know it or not, is predicated on what our values are.  This is why before we make any financial decision, we must first determine what it is we value most."


Brett W. Hagen

Founder  

18 Years Worth of Days Tuning Your Social Security Benefit Saving for College 101 The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Welcome to Values Based Wealth Management

Managing family wealth is a very COMPLEX and IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITY. A strong, open and involved relationship must be created and established. The family's current dynamics, current and future goals are discussed thoroughly. We at Values Based Wealth Management start by examining what your values are.

For over thirty-five years we at Values Based Wealth Management have been assisting families in protecting their wealth and establishing legacies by creating a well thought out and comfortable financial position.

We encourage you to read through our Founder's Message, Our 5 Step Approach and Family Wealth areas, to understand our company and our methods and processes further.  Please look over our Events tab.

Spend time exploring the other areas of our site, drill down.  We hope you find the resources that we provide to be helpful.

We will always have time for your suggestions and referrals.  Thanks again!

Call us with any financial questions that you have.

We are here to serve!

Helpful Content

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?

 

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

The History of Retirement

Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

The Facts About Income Tax

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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