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535 Lloyd Avenue
Latrobe, PA 15650

Christopher T. Pakos, CPA, PC.

(724) 537-6010

 
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"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die tomorrow." -James Dean

Christopher T. Pakos, CPA, PC strives to help you live comfortably today while advising you on how to save as if you’ll live forever.

We hope your visit will help you understand the opportunities and potential rewards that are available when you take a proactive approach to your personal financial situation. 

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Investment and financial planning services are offered by Christopher Pakos through his affiliation with HD Vest.  

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The History of Currency

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Split Annuity Strategy

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

 

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

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