Wagner Financial Team

Welcome to the Wagner Financial online resource


Led by Stephen H. Wagner CFP®, who has been assisting clients with their financial needs in Ventura County since 1979, we have an experienced and knowledgable team to assist businesses and families to have full financial confidence.

  • Investment Management

  • Retirement Planning

  • 401k/Profit Sharing Assistance

  • Workshops and Education Seminars for your Group or Association

In addition to providing personalized financial strategies as well as world class one-on-one service, we provide our clients with access to informative financial content and useful tools which enable them to feel more confident about their financial stance now and in the future.

So please, take the time to browse the various articles, videos, and financial calculators that can aid you in understanding the sometimes confusing and turbulent economic times in which we live. When you’re ready, give our office a call to arrange a time to meet and personally review your financial and investment goals.  Again, on behalf of all of us at Wagner Financial, thank you for giving us some of your time! 

 

Helpful Content

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?

Will You Pay the AMT?

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

 

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.

To Catch a Thief

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

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

My Retirement Savings

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

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