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Main Street Financial - Robert E. Dains, CPA, CFP® , CSEP

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Perception vs. Reality Estate Management 101

Robert Dains was named a Five Star Wealth Manager by Connecticut Magazine, December, 2011

My Mission Statement:

“Preserving and building my clients’ wealth through planning and portfolio management.”

As a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner, I am uniquely qualified to address all of your planning concerns. In addition to these certifications, I am a licensed insurance and investment professional. Affiliated with Avantax Investment Services SM, I offer unbiased and objective advice without corporate demands on investment alternatives.

Email or call now to schedule a complimentary initial consultation to discuss your financial needs and concerns.

The best way to know the future is to plan it!

Helpful Content

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

The Utility of Sector Investing

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

 

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

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

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Inflation & Retirement

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Lifetime of Earnings

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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