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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  

Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement 18 Years Worth of Days Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

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!

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Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

 

Saving on Fitness Center Membership Costs

There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.

Inventorying Your Possessions

Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.

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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Saving for Retirement

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

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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.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

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