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Financial Fitness Center, Inc

(510) 653-1914

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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


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“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

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Investing with Your Heart

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A Living Trust Primer

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Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

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Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Liability

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Estate Management Checklist

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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

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

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

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

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

A quick history of the Federal Reserve and overview of what it does.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, covering how bond laddering works.

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