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Welcome to The Patterson Group

Located in Fresno California,  The Patterson Group was founded with the goal of assisting our clients in every aspect of their financial lives. In today’s fast-paced business environment, changing times can be quite confusing. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive wealth management team. We have the resources and know-how to absorb information and adapt to changes in the markets. This ability allows us to serve each one of our clients on a personal level and provide the best service we can.

We strongly believe that this industry requires a team approach. The information to absorb is massive and we understand that you require a quick response to your questions and concerns. Through our dedicated team this information can be absorbed, appropriate recommendations made, and prompt and efficient service given to you the client.

 

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A Brief History of Estate Taxes

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Planning for the Expected

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

 

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

Estimating the Cost of College

This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

Putting a Price Tag On Your Health

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

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause significant financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Annuity Comparison

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

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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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Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

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