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Kent A. Cooper, EA

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Welcome, I'm Kent A. Cooper, EA a tax & financial consultant in Redlands, CA. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether you are investing for retirement, college savings or estate planning, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you through all stages of your life, please call (909) 307-8550. 

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Countering Counterfeit Currency

Countering Counterfeit Currency

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The Fed and How It Got That Way

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Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

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Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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Tax Management Strategies

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

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Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

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