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Our work begins and ends with you – and your vision for a financially secure future. Like a journey which has many contours and obstacles along the way, our focus is to guide our clients along their unique financial path.

We start by working closely with you to learn about your financial goals, needs and values – so we can help you map your own particular path to the financial future you envision.

What’s more, we know it’s hard to keep moving forward, so we stay with you every step of the way. We help you track your progress and navigate any unexpected twists and turns.

We’re Bridgewater Asset Management, a financial advisory firm founded to serve individuals, small businesses and not-for-profits. We limit our list of clients so we can focus on providing each one with personalized advice – the same sound advice we’d give to a member of our own family.

Please review our site and get to know us better. Then, let’s talk and see if we’re a good fit for you – and you for us. We hope you’ll decide to join our select group of clients, and begin on your path to a financially secure future.

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A Brief History of Estate Taxes

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

Do You Owe The AMT?

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

 

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

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You Would Rather Be...

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Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

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Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

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Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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