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Welcome to Carol Holm Financial. Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world. 

We've crafted a high-quality team of financial advisors with diverse areas of knowledge and expertise, giving you a comprehensive support system for meeting your financial goals.

No one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention—from planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to address your financial goals and objectives, using the most efficient methods available.

Come visit us at our Blackfoot, Idaho office or give us a call today.

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9 Facts About Retirement

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

 

What's New for Social Security?

There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.

Pay Yourself First

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

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

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