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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Retirement Questions That Have Nothing to Do With Money
Things to consider before retirement.
Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?
Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.
Women on the Rise
Explore the growing influence women wield over the economy with this handy infographic.
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement 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.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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.