Integrated Tax and Financial Services
Financial Fitness Center, Inc. is an independent tax and financial services firm. Our team is uniquely qualified to help you address all elements of your financial health in order to build and preserve assets while minimizing taxes. For over 25 years, we have been serving individuals, families, small business and real estate owners, and, in particular, women, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We focus on providing integrated strategies as we attend to your tax & financial needs. Our goal is to have a positive impact on your life by helping you navigate the complexities of tax and financial planning with strategies that support your financial well-being.Our team of tax, financial, insurance and real estate advisors serve as valuable resources for your unique situation—all in one place.
*Investment services are offered by Lois A. Leynse, Anne C. Lowry, Jennifer James and Jennifer Stewart-Smith through their affiliation with HD Vest Investment Services SM and Financial Planning services are offered by Lois A. Leynse and Jennifer James through their affiliation with HD Vest Advisory ServicesSM
What Is a Stretch IRA?
If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.
Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.