Welcome to Stark Tax & Financial Service's website. We have been serving Stark County for over 60 years. Our website has been designed to help you learn more about us and our services available to you. We have also included additional resources to help you learn more about financial concepts such taxes, insurance, investing*, estate planning, and wealth preservation. Our website includes articles, investment*, retirement and tax calculators, slide presentations, and videos to help you better understand these financial concepts. Most importantly we hope you see the value of working with financial professionals to help you achieve your goals.
Stark Tax & Financial Service is a name you can trust. We are here to help educate you about the basic concepts of financial management. Stark Tax & Financial Service is trained to assist our customers in evaluating their own special circumstances and goals. Our capable team is trained to help you find the most suitable options.
Whether saving for retirement, preparing for a child’s education or purchasing a vacation home, the guidance of a professional Financial Consultant can provide the necessary guidance to help accomplish your objectives.
*These services are offered by Philip R. Harper, CPA, CFP® through his affilaiton with Avantax
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Retiring the 4% Rule
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
This article allows those who support LGBTQ+ interests to explore the possibilities of Socially Responsible Investing.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.