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Welcome to The Patterson Group

Serving California with offices in both Fresno and Irvine, 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 have 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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Critical Estate Documents

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

Universal Life Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.

What Is an Annuity?

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

 

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?

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

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

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

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Saving for College

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

Historical Inflation

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

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Comparing Investments

Estimate the potential capital gains taxes due on your transactions.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

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