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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  

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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

The History of Retirement

The History of Retirement

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Making Sense Of A Home Warranty

Making Sense Of A Home Warranty

Understanding the value of a home warranty.

 

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Keeping Summer Safe: Pool and Spa Safety Tips

Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

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.

Inflation - Back to the Future

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

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Estimate Your RMD

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Tax Freedom Day

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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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.

Tax Management Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

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

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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