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1158 Pittsburgh Road
Suite 102
Valencia, PA 16059

Mark Stallsmith

724-898-3003

 
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Our first priority is your helping you take care of yourself and your family. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, slideshows, and calculators designed to help you learn more. As you search our site, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Insurance & Investments

Stallsmith Financial recognizes that each individual, family, or corporation has unique financial goals, objectives and needs. 

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We are dedicated to provide your business with customized, carefully designed strategies.

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Business Planning

  • Pension
  • Profit Sharing
  • 401 (k) and SEP and SIMPLE IRA plans

Estate Planning

  • Tax Reduction Strategies
  • Distribution Planning
  • Charitable Gift Planning
  • Second to Die Insurance Policies
  • Long Term Care Insurance

Investments

  • Mutual Funds
  • Fixed Annuities
  • Variable Annuities
  • Traditional and Roth IRA's
  • 403 (b) TSA's
  • 529 College Savings Plans

Insurance

  • Life Insurance
  • Term Insurance
  • Variable Universal Life
  • Whole Life
  • Group Life
  • Disability Income Insurance

Helpful Content

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

Best Vacations: By Car, By Ship, By Foot, Once in a Lifetime

Best Vacations: By Car, By Ship, By Foot, Once in a Lifetime

Four vacation destinations you might never have thought of.

TIPS for Inflation

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

 

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

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