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Oakley Retirement Services

Wealth Management, Preservation, and Income Planning

As a small, independent family firm, we have the freedom of true independence. We don’t work for a company, we work for our clients. This is the only way to truly uphold our fiduciary responsibility to the families with whom we work. Our decisions are not made for the benefit of stockholders, but solely in the best interest of our clients.

Education is paramount. We don’t want you to just know what we recommend, but why. We want to take you through our mental process to understand the reasoning and purpose behind each strategy, while at the same time keeping things simple and to the point. The more you know and understand, the more comfortable you can be when the markets face challenges and our plans are put to the test. 

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Emerging Market Opportunities

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Catch-Up Contributions

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

A Look at Diversification

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.


Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

Estate Management Checklist

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

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Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

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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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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