Personal Income Plan
Together, we will create a budget and determine where to allocate extra funds in order to work toward your unique financial goals.Learn More
Three-Bucket Investment Strategy
We will help you build a portfolio with the goal of preserving existing assets and accumulating greater wealth that encompasses your short-, mid-, and long-term goals.Learn More
Women and Wealth Community
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Building a Goal-Oriented Financial Plan
Hi there! I’m Gretchen, a NY-based financial consultant who specializes in helping women of all ages work toward their financial goals. I founded Gretchen Meyer Financial because I understand that many women feel intimidated or uneducated about their financial matters, and consequently, they often don’t seek the professional help they need to pursue the lifestyle they want. In addition, they often think they don’t have enough money saved to benefit from a financial planner or they falsely believe it costs too much to hire someone like me or a member of my team.
Our practice is dedicated to helping these women understand their options and learn about financial planning in a down-to-earth, accessible way so that they feel empowered and in control of their family’s well-being. Whether they are preparing for retirement, starting a college savings fund, or becoming financially independent, our advice focuses on building our clients’ confidence around financial matters and on working toward their unique financial goals, one step at a time.
If you’re ready to get started, request a free discovery session with a member of our team so we can begin a dialogue. We look forward to helping you pursue your goals and to creating the life you’ve always wanted.
Budgeting After a Divorce
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Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Red Flags for Tax Auditors
Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
What does your home really cost?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?