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Austin, Texas 78701

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Welcome to Jim Kelly Inc.

For the last 20 years, I have helped families plan for their futures by offering independent comprehensive financial consulting services.  What’s really different about me is that understand how all the pieces fit together.

 Basically, I do two things.

1.      With experience in finance, taxation, insurance and investments, I oversee many aspects of my clients' financial affairs.  I want to be the Chief Financial Officer to some families.  This is a long-term relationship with regular contact in a process designed to help people meet their financial goals.


2.      I assist people with more immediate or short-term interests.  This process is addressed more on my page titled – “Problem Solving”.  Click on the "Services" tab.

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

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When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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Earnings for All Seasons

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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

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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

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Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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Tax Management Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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The Power of Compound Interest

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

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

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Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

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