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Let us do the worrying so you can get back to your family, your retirement, and your greater purpose in life.

Pineywoods Financial helps retirees, pre-retirees, and families in East Texas make sense of their options and build stronger financial futures. We have a special focus on retirement and help our clients create comfortable retirement lifestyles in today’s volatile markets through conservative investment strategies.

Our clients are hard-working, community-oriented individuals who are seeking the guidance of a trusted team of financial experts. We help them find personal answers to challenging questions like:

  • When can I afford to retire?
  • How can I avoid outliving my retirement funds?
  • How can I pay for long-term health expenses as I age?
  • Will I go broke paying for long-term healthcare?
  • Am I paying too much in taxes?
  • How can I grow my investments in turbulent markets?

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Helpful Content

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

 

The Best Apps in Travel

Technology tips to make your next trip even better.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor

Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

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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.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

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