Alterra Advisors

7 Tips to Maximize Your Auto, Home, and Umbrella Insurance

Comprehensive financial planning includes making sure you’re protected from risk of many kinds. We collaborated with Christopher Togawa, owner of Christopher Togawa Insurance Agency, to bring you these 7 tips to optimize your coverage and improve your protection plan.

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529 Plans – Taxes, Estate Planning, and Funding College

Paying for college isn’t cheap and it’s not getting cheaper, whether you’re planning for kids or grandkids. Here’s why a 529 plan is a great first step toward making sure your children or grandchildren can achieve their educational aspirations.

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I’m 72 and Don’t Need My RMDs…What Should I Do?

6 ways to use required IRA and 401(k) distributions you don’t need to save taxes and make an impact on loved ones and causes you care about.

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Investing vs. Speculating and Why it Matters

All investments involve risk but not all risks are equal. Are you investing or speculating? Both have a place but come with different risks and outcomes. What are the differences and how can you place each one properly in your plan?

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6 Keys to Successful Investing

What separates successful investment strategies from those that fail? It’s usually not expert stock picking or timing the market – it’s leveraging what you control to your advantage. There are some things we don’t control: the market, tax laws, and inflation rates. But there are many things we do control: saving, spending, and sticking to your investment strategies. These 6 steps can help build an investment strategy based on what you can control.

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