Sagemark Consulting Private Wealth Services
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Rick Farrar is part of Sagemark Consulting Private Wealth Services*, a preeminent group of financial planners who have prodigious experience in providing wealth management, business continuity, and sophisticated wealth transfer strategies for some of the most affluent families in America. Located in Birmingham, AL, Rick and his team provide holistic financial planning and advice to business owners, executives, foundations and non-profit organizations.
With more than 50 years of combined experience in assisting clients to build and preserve their financial legacies, we can help you compose a future that is in harmony with your vision.
Our financial planning process revolves around you, your business and your family’s financial and lifestyle goals. Through a time tested and proven process, we provide you with the comprehensive advice you need to help you make the informed decisions that will secure your present and compose a legacy for the future.
*An internal Lincoln Financial Network organization of top planners
Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy
Do you have an estate strategy? You should.
The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
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There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.