Welcome to our Web site, where you'll find a wealth of information in the form of newsletter articles, calculators, and research reports.
We hope your visit will help you realize the opportunities and potential rewards that are available when you take a proactive approach to your personal financial situation, as well as the value of working with skilled professionals.
Our Web Site is designed to help you gain a better understanding of the financial concepts behind insurance, investing, retirement, estate planning, and wealth preservation. From the basic concepts of financial management through the more complex strategies of estate planning or business continuation we are here to help.
We hope you take advantage of this resource and visit us often. Be sure to add our site to your list of "favorites" in your Internet browser. We frequently update our information, and we wouldn't want you to miss any developments in the area of personal finance.
Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., the Securities America companies and Pillsbury Associates Insurance & Investments, Inc. are not affiliated. Patrick Pillsbury is licensed in the States of California and Nevada for securities business.
Weekly Market Commentary
Your source for updated market and economic news.
Money Draining Food Myths
These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.
How to Make the Tax Code Work for You
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Five strategies for managing your student debt.
This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.
Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
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.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?