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Welcome, I’m John Gerlick, a financial professional and CPA in Englewood, Colorado. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.  We also have an "unfair advantage" by having 40 years experience in tax preparation that allows us to analyze the tax implications of all financial decisions.

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

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

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

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Federal Income Tax

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

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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Saving for College 101

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To Buy or Not to Buy

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