Financial Services

Cook & Co.
Tax Advisors

John and Jerri Evans   Dr. John Evans and wife Jerri

Finance is the science of funds management.

The field of finance deals with the concepts of time, money, risk and how they are interrelated. The general areas of finance are business finance, personal finance, and public finance.

Finance includes saving money and often includes lending money. It also deals with how money is spent and budgeted.

There are basically five steps in financial planning, the key component of personal finance ...

Assessment, Goal Setting, Plan Creation, Plan Execution, Monitoring and Reassessing Your Plan

Questions in personal finance revolve around how much money will be needed by an individual (or by a family), and when? How can people protect themselves against unforeseen personal events, as well as those in the external economy? How can family assets best be transferred across generations (bequests and inheritance)?

How does tax policy (tax subsidies or penalties) affect personal financial decisions? How does credit affect an individual's financial standing? How can one plan for a secure financial future in an environment of economic instability?

Personal financial decisions may involve paying for education, financing durable goods such as real estate and cars, buying insurance, e.g. health and property insurance, investing and saving for retirement. Personal financial decisions may also involve paying for a loan, or debt obligations.

Kevin (Cleveland Browns, Indiana Football Hall of Fame) and Patricia Motts the Motts family in a planning session with Buddy

Retirement Planning is a hot topic as the baby boomers age.

It's something we can assist you with. Particularly with items like projecting after-tax income, budgeting, minimizing taxes in retirement years and optimizing retirement income.

Timing can be critical when it comes to electing to take distributions from IRAs, 401-k's and even electing the starting point of Social Security Benefits.