Solutions for Families : Third/3rd Financial Partners, LLC | Andover, MA

Solutions for Families

Going from single, to married, to having children can be a whirlwind and before you know it, a decade flashes by.

Managing a family’s finances is sometimes compared to running a business. You may not need a business plan but you should have plans for some important events. Life insurance planning, contributing to retirement accounts, and saving for college are three key areas to consider.

Do you feel anxious when you see a commercial about retirement savings, knowing that you don’t have a solid plan in place? Are you worried that you may not have enough life insurance to take care of your family if you or your spouse dies prematurely? These are common concerns and you’re not alone. Many people are stuck and don’t know how to begin their financial plan. The whole process seems overwhelming. You have so many things to juggle that these subjects seem too daunting or too far away to address. The good news: Small steps taken now can make a very big difference over time.

We work with families of all sizes, ages and income levels to understand your unique financial situation and create a plan tailored to you. We have families too and understand the importance of looking after them and protecting the hard work you put in every day.

The first step might be the hardest one, but reaching out for a conversation could literally change your life. Raise your hand and let us know you’re ready to talk.

Estate Planning

A well-engineered estate conservation plan can help minimize tax liability and ensure that loved ones are protected. We will work with you and your advisors to assess the impact of state and federal taxes on your estate and suggest strategies to help minimize those taxes while meeting your family’s needs.  We do not provide tax advice.  Please consult with your own advisors for tax advice.

Asset Protection

There are numerous financial strategies and retirement income strategies that can help you accumulate assets for the future, protect your business and personal assets from liabilities, and safeguard asset transfer to children and grandchildren. We can help you figure out what the right course of action is for your specific situation and objectives.

Charitable Planning

Charitable giving allows you to support the organizations and causes that matter to you, while often providing immediate income streams and reducing your tax burden. Numerous charitable giving strategies exist, and we can help you design and execute a charitable giving strategy that is in alignment with your personal and philanthropic goals. Please seek tax advice from your own tax advisors.

Disability and Extended Care Needs

To execute a sound retirement strategy, asset and income protection are a must. Designing a strategy that accounts for costs for extended periods of care and disability insurance can help create the necessary balance in a portfolio to ensure stability and protection of assets.

401(k) and IRA Rollovers

When you leave a job or retire, you have a decision to make regarding your 401(k) money. While leaving those assets in the former employer's plan is an option, a rollover can be a consideration. Working with your tax advisor, we can help you determine the right course of action for you. This may include: leaving the funds in your existing plan, if permitted, rolling them into your new employer's plan, if one is available and rollovers are permitted, rolling them over to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), or taking a cash distribution. Each choice offers advantages and disadvantages, depending on your specific needs, personal circumstances and the retirement plans, such as the desired investment options and services, applicable fees, expenses, and withdrawal options, as well as the required minimum distributions (RMDs) and tax treatment of the applicable options.

We do not offer tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor regarding your personal situation.

Wealth Management

Through Eagle Strategies LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, you can work with us to guide you in planning for tomorrow’s needs today while preserving your current cash flow. Based on your goals, financial situation, risk tolerance, and investment time horizon, together we can formulate an investment solution to help you achieve all of your short- and long-term wealth management needs. Eagle Strategies incorporates a wide range of thoroughly vetted third-party investment managers who bring specialized expertise in separately managed stock and bond portfolios, and mutual funds, while providing access to third-party wealth management programs. Every investment manager on the platform undergoes a rigorous due diligence process and is monitored closely to ensure they continue to meet our exacting standards. We are, and continue to be committed, to building enduring relationships that help you achieve your financial goals.

Financial Planning

Every successful journey starts with a roadmap.  You have dreams for yourself, your family, and perhaps a family business.  Whether your focus is on protection planning, preparing for retirement, funding higher education, caring for aging parents or a special needs child, transitioning a business, or creating a legacy for your heirs or the charitable causes you care about—a solid plan is the first step in any financial endeavor. Through Eagle Strategies LLC, we provide personalized financial planning services that take our clients’ overall financial circumstances into consideration. We employ a simple yet effective multi-step planning process to design and deliver a plan based on our clients’ needs and personal preferences.  We work diligently with each client to identify and prioritize their goals, explore options, establish effective strategies, construct and execute a plan. Eagle Strategies also regularly assesses the performance of each financial plan and makes adjustments as needed---providing a truly personalized and nimble approach to financial planning.

Life Insurance

Many people think that life insurance is only for people with families. While it’s true that life insurance can help provide for the needs of dependents, life insurance also can be an important part of a well-thought-out estate, business succession, or charitable giving plan. And permanent life insurance offers a number of living benefits as well, such as the opportunity for tax-deferred cash value accumulation. For all of these reasons, life insurance can be important for someone starting out—or for someone who's starting over.

Whole Life

Whole life insurance is a permanent life insurance. You receive coverage for your entire life, as long as premiums (which are a set amount per period) are paid when due. Whole life policies accumulate cash value tax-deferred.

Term Life

Term life insurance policies provide coverage for a specific amount of time—such as one year, 10 years, or 20 years. Term premiums are often initially less expensive than whole life premiums, but once the term of the policy is complete, coverage terminates, unless policyowner elects to renew the policy often at a much higher rate. There is no accumulation of cash value for term life policies.

Universal Life

Universal Life insurance is designed to offer customizable death benefit protection with non-guaranteed planned premiums and a non-guaranteed death benefit. Depending on the product selected and the amount of premium you pay, Universal Life insurance can allow you to keep your coverage for as long as you need it: to age 80, 90, 100 or longer. Because of the policy’s flexible and non-guaranteed nature, it is important to fund your policy properly and actively manage your policy to reflect changes in interest crediting rates and policy charges over the duration of your policy.  This policy will terminate if at any time the cash surrender value is insufficient to pay the monthly deductions. This can happen due to insufficient premium payments, if loans or withdrawals are made, or if current interest rates or charges fluctuate.

Variable Universal Life

Variable universal life Insurance combines the premium and death benefit flexibility of a universal life policy with investment opportunities. You may allocate your premium among a variety of professionally managed investment divisions plus a fixed account. Of course, with investment opportunities comes risks along with the potential for reward.

These products are offered by prospectus through NYLIFE Securities LLC. (member FINRA/SIPC), and a Licensed Insurance Agency and a New York Life Company.

Survivorship Life

Survivorship life insurance—available as whole life—covers two people and provides payment of the proceeds when the second insured individual dies. Survivorship life insurance is often used to help meet estate planning or business continuation goals. 


An annuity is a unique financial vehicle designed to help you accumulate money for your retirement and/or turn a lump sum into a guaranteed stream of income payments. Deferred annuities offer the advantage of tax deferral and can be used to accumulate money for retirement. Income annuities are often immediate annuities used to generate a stream of income payments that are guaranteed to last for as long as you need them to—even for the rest of your life.* Some of the different types of annuities are:

Fixed Deferred Annuities

With a fixed deferred annuity, the interest rate on your policy is guaranteed never to fall below a certain fixed rate.* For many people, this provides a measure of security.* For many people, this provides a measure of security.

( A fixed deferred annuity is subject to charges for early surrenders or withdrawals. In addition to paying income taxes that may be due, distributions prior to age 59½ may also be subject to a 10% federal tax penalty.)

*Guarantees are dependent upon the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurer.

Lifetime Income Annuities

A lifetime income annuity is an annuity in which income payments begin—one period after the annuity is purchased. It is designed to provide you with guaranteed, predictable income monthly, quarterly, semiannually, or annually, no matter how long you live, and regardless of how the financial markets perform.

All guarantees associated with annuity contracts are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. Withdrawals may be subject to regular income taxes, and if made prior to age 59½, may also be subject to a 10% IRS tax penalty. In addition, early surrender charges may apply.

Variable Deferred Annuities

A variable deferred annuity offers the advantage of tax deferral and can be used to accumulate money for retirement. The policy's accumulated value—and sometimes the amount of monthly annuity benefit payments—fluctuates with the performance of your variable investment account options. There are fees, expenses, and risks associated with the contract. Please be aware that assets allocated to the investment divisions are subject to market risks and will fluctuate in value.

Offered through NYLIFE Securities LLC (member FINRA/SIPC), a Licensed Insurance Agency, and a New York Life Company.