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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.

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A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

 

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right.

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

Emotional vs. Strategic Decisions

Information vs. instinct. Are your choices based on evidence of emotion?

To Catch a Thief

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

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Disability Income

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

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