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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.

Helpful Content

The SECURE Act

The SECURE Act

This article may help you understand the most recent changes to your IRA and your RMD implemented with the SECURE Act.

Financial Aid for Students 101

Financial Aid for Students 101

Help your college-bound child explore scholarships, grants, and more with this article on paying for higher education.

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

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

 

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream

Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

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Contributing to an IRA?

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

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

How Compound Interest Works

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

My Retirement Savings

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

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

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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