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Family Financial Planners Northampton MA

Local resource for family financial planners in Northampton. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to financial expertise on money saving guidelines, household budget planning, wasteful spending elimination, daily expenditure control, retirement planning, prepaid tuition plans, higher education planning, and home equity loans, as well as advice and content on how to save money.

John Perkins
John Perkins
(413) 303-0422
38 Mulberry Street, Suite 104 PO Box 487
Northhampton (Leeds), MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Socially Responsible Investments, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Douglas Wheat
Family Wealth Management, Inc.
(413) 313-0030
330 Whitney Avenue, Suite 750
Holyoke, MA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Medical Professionals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Socially Responsible Investments, Special Needs Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Michael Potito
Singer Potito Associates, Inc.
(413) 256-1225
116 Harkness Road
Amherst, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AVA, BA

Richard Chase
Family Wealth Management, Inc.
(413) 313-0030
1 Monarch Place
Springfield, MA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

Denise Govoni, CFP®
(866) 584-8838
34 Bridge St Ste 3
Northampton, MA
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, LGBT Individuals and Couples, Socially Responsible Investments, Wealth Management, Women's Finances
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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David Martula
Fee-Only Financial Planning
(413) 586-8002
277 Bay Road
Hadley, MA
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Newlyweds & Novice Investors
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Richard Chase
Family Wealth Management, Inc.
(413) 313-0030
330 Whitney Avenue, Suite 750
Holyoke, MA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

Howard Singer
Singer Potito Associates, Inc.
(413) 256-1225
116 Harkness Road
Amherst, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, MFA

Douglas Wheat
Family Wealth Management, Inc.
(413) 313-0030
1 Monarch Place
Springfield, MA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Medical Professionals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Socially Responsible Investments, Special Needs Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Daniel W Polachek, CFP®
(413) 584-5809
335 SOUTH ST
NORTHAMPTON, MA
Firm
DANIEL W POLACHEK P C
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues, Education Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Financial Planning Before Pregnancy

Financial Planning Before Pregnancy

Making the decision to return to work or be a stay-at-home mom after your baby's birth is a difficult one. Also, determining what your insurance will cover, finding out about your company's maternity leave policy, and even budgeting for diapers and clothing can be stressful. The earlier you begin planning these things, however, the better it will be for you and your family. Here are some tips to get your finances in order before you get pregnant.

Your Family's Income

If you and your partner both work, your finances can take a hit if you plan on staying home with your baby after the birth. The first step is to talk with your partner, and write down all of your current income and expenses. Now, calculate how feasible it will be to cover these expenses with only one income, as well as the costs of raising a child. Try to set aside money each month to prepare for pregnancy and parenting.

Health Insurance And Pregnancy

It's essential that you look into your health insurance plan before you get pregnant. Some health insurance plans won't cover prenatal care and testing, while others will even pay for midwives or doulas if you choose. You need to be thorough what about emergency C-sections, or newborn care after the birth? If you don't check the policy carefully now, you may be faced with some unexpected and expensive surprises during your pregnancy.
If your current plan leaves a lot to be desired, you can switch health insurance coverage to a lower cost plan. Women who are already pregnant when they switch plans need to make sure that the insurance covers pre-existing conditions. For lower income families, there are community programs in place that will provide low-fee insurance coverage for mothers and newborns.
Don't forget about life and disability insurance planning. If something happens to you, you want your baby to be provided for. You may have life insurance or long-term disability insurance...

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