Broker Check

"Wealth Management for Transitioning Professionals"

Divider

Irvine Headquarters

Manhattan Beach

San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust Coaches A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit


TRANSITION and THRIVE™


John Stokes Financial is a wealth-management firm serving individual and corporate clients, with a focus on professionals in transition. Through TRANSITION and THRIVE workshops and personal counseling, the team helps you navigate through life and career changes, to set new goals with more peace of mind.  Our Certified Financial Planners (CFPs), Investment Advisor Representatives, Insurance Agents, Employee Benefits Specialists, and Trust Attorneys work closely together to maximize your options in transition, provide a personalized financial-planning experience, and help secure your financial future.  We are nationally recognized for financial expertise and comprehensive knowledge of state-and-federal benefits for those in transition. Over 500 corporations have sought our experience, advice, and services. Today, our clients include many of America’s leading corporate professionals.





Helpful Content

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

Assess Life Insurance Needs

Assess Life Insurance Needs

How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

 

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

Making Sense Of A Home Warranty

Understanding the value of a home warranty.

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.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you what they are?

View all articles arrow

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

View all calculators arrow

Tax Management Strategies

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

View all presentations arrow

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invest instead?

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

View all videos arrow