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George Makris started the Makris Financial Group with one basic mission – to help people invest wisely and properly in order to help them reach their financial goals. Over 30 years later, that philosophy has not changed and the large and growing network of Makris Financial Professionals remain dedicated to serving the most important asset we have – our clients.

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Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

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

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?

Social Security: The \$64,000 Question

Social Security: The \$64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

 

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

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.

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

A Brief Guide To Condo Insurance

Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.

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Federal Income Tax

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Estimate Your RMD

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

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Is Tax Reform on the Agenda?

There’s been a lot of talk about Tax Reform. What might it look like?

Retiring the 4% Rule

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

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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