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Doug Rotman, CFP®

Welcome! I want to thank you for stopping by and showing an interest in your financial future. Whether you're saving for retirement, wondering when to take Social Security, evaluating your estate plan, or just trying to understand how the latest legislation impacts your financial life, I am here to help.  

I hope you find the information on this site extremely useful. Please take the time to browse around and learn some financial concepts as well as more about me. While I have information here that pertains to most, I also realize that you are unique with a different set of needs and desires than anyone else, so a suitable plan can only be made after sitting down to truly understand what you need and want. My personalized service will focus on you, your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

While I am located in Indianapolis, Indiana, I have clients throughout many parts of the U.S. Please contact me to set up a meeting to get started on your customized plan. We can always arrange a phone call or video conference meeting, as well!  

DOUG ROTMAN
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM


Helpful Content

Retiring the 4% Rule

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

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.

 

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

Putting a Price Tag On Your Health

Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Tax Freedom Day

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

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, covering how bond laddering works.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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