Understanding Today's Financial Environment
Our Firm services California professors, teachers, and their loved ones in making the best of their personal financial future. Our commitment to you is to stand by you while helping you reach your individual goals, fiscally and otherwise.
Here at Santa Barbara Coastal Advisors, we are dedicated to solving the issues that educators face while financially preparing for today, tomorrow, and many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life. Take some time to check out the resources on our site, We think you will find them very informative!
Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards
It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Investing for Impact
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
A Look at Whole Life Insurance
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
You Would Rather Be...
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Comparing Mortgage Terms
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How to Retire Early
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
Saving for College 101
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.