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.
The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
How to Make the Tax Code Work for You
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
“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 uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.