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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.

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The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”

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Errors and Omissions Insurance

E&O insurance is specifically designed to protect you, or your company, from the risk of a client’s dissatisfaction.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

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

 

Options When Your CD Matures

Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.

Inventorying Your Possessions

Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

Five strategies for managing your student debt.

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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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The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

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