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1400 North Dutton Avenue
Suite 22
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Stephen G. Imboden, CPA

(707) 546-8884

 
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Your Future Is Our Passion

Welcome to the Stephen G. Imboden, CPA web site. My company believes that good financial decisions don't have to be confusing. I can provide simple, proven techniques that can help you make the most of your money and help pursue more of your financial goals.

This site will not only introduce you to my company philosophy and services, but it will also offer a wealth of educational materials, articles, newsletters, calculators, and other tools -- all designed to keep you up-to-date on accounting, tax,  financial issues, strategies, and trends. This educational material is updated frequently.

If you have any questions or want to schedule a meeting to discuss your specific questions, please call us at 707-546-8884 or e-mail any questions to contact@imbodencpa.com

Please contact us at your convenience. We're ready to assist you!

Helpful Content

TIPS for Inflation

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

 

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge

How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

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Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Annuity Comparison

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

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

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

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