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FRANZ TATUM WEALTH MANAGEMENT is a boutique wealth management firm offering individuals and their families, business owners and nonprofit organizations the resources to pursue the goal of simplifying and protecting their wealth in a comprehensive manner. We help clients set and implement clear goals aligned with their needs, values, and objectives.

We understand that life's purpose and balance are always changing. No single approach will work for everyone or even for an entire lifetime. Through formal and informal interchange of thoughts and information, your financial balance can be understood, planned, and pursued. Life is too short to follow someone else's plan - we find balance only when we follow our own.

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Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

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

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Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

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Raising Healthy Children

Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Federal Income Tax

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

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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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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.

Rightsizing for Retirement

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Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

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