Douglas M. Rotman, CFP®
Welcome! I want to thank you for stopping by and showing an interest in your financial future. Whether you're saving for retirement, wondering when to take Social Security, evaluating your estate plan, or just trying to understand how the latest legislation impacts your financial life, I am here to help.
I hope you find the information on this site extremely useful. Please take the time to browse around and learn some financial concepts as well as more about me. While I have information here that pertains to most, I also realize that you are unique with a different set of needs and desires than anyone else, so a suitable plan can only be made after sitting down to truly understand what you need and want. My personalized service will focus on you, your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.
While I am located in Indianapolis, Indiana, I have clients throughout many parts of the U.S. Please contact me to set up a meeting to get started on your customized plan. We can always arrange a phone call or video conference meeting, as well!
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM
Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
Social Security: By the Numbers
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Use this calculator to estimates your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
Despite recent tax-law changes, a stunning 4.6 million Americans are expected to pay the AMT in 2018.