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Welcome to S. Landau Services

I provide financial services and investment planning to individuals and businesses.

My business is about my relationship with my clients. I enjoy every opportunity of getting to know someone on a personal level, and then getting the chance to work together on improving their financial future. 

In addition to preparing and filing your tax return, I can also help develop a plan that takes into account your financial circumstances and tax status, and considers your college, retirement, and estate planning goals. 

When you are ready to schedule a meeting, feel free to contact us through the website, email, or by phone.

Investments and financial planning services are offered by Steven Landau through his affiliation with HD Vest

  


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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Ready for Retirement?

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

The Facts About Income Tax

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