Welcome to Stanford Federal Investment Services
Our main goal at Stanford Federal Investment Services (SFIS) is to help you achieve your financial goals and position you to enjoy the rewards along the way. That’s the purpose of our alliance with the investment professionals at LPL Financial—to give you access to a comprehensive and carefully selected array of investment services and insurance products.
Whether your objective is preserving your current wealth or building your nest egg, having an experienced advisor working on your side will make the process easier and your goals more attainable. Even if you don’t have an investment strategy at all, we can help you get started.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
Password Protection Strategies
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
What Is a 1035 Exchange?
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.