"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.
How to Appeal Your Property Taxes
For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.
Apps That Help Achieve Goals
If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!
What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
How long does a $20 bill last?
Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.
Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
Take a look at this 2017 Market Recap.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?