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Welcome, we are Arakelian Wealth Management, a comprehensive financial planning and wealth management firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

Our professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life.

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Forecast

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Top New Digital Tools for Small Businesses

Top New Digital Tools for Small Businesses

Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.

 

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

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.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

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Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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