Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
Welcome, I’m Dixie Kendrick, a financial professional in Des Moines, Washington. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is saving for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, my personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.
I have years of experience in financial services. I can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. I look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call me at (206) 242-5600.
Inventorying Your Possessions
Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.
Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World
The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
There’s a link between debt and stress.
At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.