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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

I know that your financial junk drawer in a mess. I can easily help organize your financial picture. Let me know when you are ready to get started.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

At any given point there are many risks that can affect the stock market. An important exercise is to determine which, if any of those risks can be addressed. Let's start that conversation.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Tax season may not always be fun, but with proper planning the tax season doesn't have to be scary.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Tell me your goal or let's devise a goal; now my competitiveness can start. Let's GO!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Working with a Certified Financial Planner™ with multiple licenses may help you from becoming a nail and being hit on the head.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

"Do you even lift Bro?" Actually my question relates to your investments and how to evaluate performance. Understanding your "bench" is important and I can help!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Most clients have unique measures of financial success, but I have one that I doubt will miss the mark. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

I have ideas for topics, but I would rather address a subject that is important to you or others like you! Please let me know some topics in the comments!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Cars, Phones, Pets, or even Travel. There is one that you may be missing.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

I'm gonna talk about it, even though you don't wanna Talk About it this Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Some of the best financial planning occurs decades before retirement. Fine tuning that planning may occur at the doorstep of retirement. Regardless of where you are in your career, the guidance of a Certified Financial Planner™.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Let's sit down and think outside of the box and discuss your goals and financial concerns.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Milestones matter. These significant events in your life also represent an opportunity for a Certified Financial Planner™ to help with planning you may not have considered. Help is only a phone call or click away.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

With everything going on in your life and the financial markets, it may help to sit down to discuss if you are on the right path.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Not everyone is excited about this deadline, but we all need to be informed!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

The odds are good that your favorite is a company that I am able to offer you, as your Certified Financial Planner™.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Good news is that the annual contribution limits have gone up. Now lets sit down and determine how a Traditional or Roth IRA may fit into your portfolio.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Do you know which is which?

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Happy New Year from Dawkins Financial to you and your family!

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Merry Christmas from Dawkins Financial to you and your family!

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Congratulations on the new purchase! But now you'll receive countless , mailers regarding mortgage protection. What is it and do you need it?

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Tis the Season for memories, not debt. Responsible credit card use can make the holidays that much merrier!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Long Term Care presents the largest challenge for most of my clients. If it doesn't effect them personally, inevitably a loved one has received or needed Long Term Care. Let's talk about the uncomfortable topic.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

What are the costs associated with working with Dawkins Financial? Spoiler alert....YOU get to decide how I am compensated.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Meet Dawkins Financial at Gather in Newport News' Tech Center.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Let's discuss life changing events and how they may shape or change your family's life insurance needs. Types of coverage, the duration and the face amount of your life insurance needs will inevitably change over time.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Target Date Funds are an effective way to address risk over time, however I believe his is room for improvement.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

How does the Bermuda Triangle threaten your financial planning? Let’s discuss…

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

The more your financial advisor can “see”, the better the potential outcomes.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

When is the ideal time to invest? The answer probably isn't surprising!

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

The answer is yes. The answer is also no. Are you surprised there isn't a universal answer? Lets discuss the scenarios.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Working with a Certified Financial Planner™️ can be easier and more convenient than you realize.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

There are more things to consider when designating beneficiaries than people realize. There are many factors to consider with the help of a CFP® to ensure your exact wishes are achieved. Lets discuss a few.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Considerations when determining if you need a Financial Advisor.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

If you've heard CEOs mention "A.I." multiple times during second-quarter conference calls, you're not imagining it. There have been an astounding 1,072 mentions of A.I. (and counting) so far.1 Some believe that A.I. has the potential...

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Over the last few months, interest rates for mortgages and other investments have risen exponentially at a faster rate than we have seen in a long time. Here is the reason why.

Friday, December 17, 2021

As the end of 2021 approaches and celebrations all over Hampton Roads are being planned for New Years, there’s another big season approaching that most people do not look forward to: tax season. When January 1 hits you will...

Monday, November 29, 2021

The year 2021 has brought a lot of changes to the world – some positive, and some with potentially worrying consequences. One topic heavy on everyone’s mind is inflation, which has risen in some areas at an exponential...

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

I have an exciting announcement - I am now a Retirement Income Certified Professional in Newport News! Watch the video below to see what this means and how it will help me serve you better as you plan for your retirement in Hampton...

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

It’s hard enough to make a choice about your car – red or blue? Honda or Toyota? Brand new or used? – before you even consider the financing, but that is an integral piece of the equation you cannot ignore. Some...

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

As a financial advisor, I work with clients to create goals around their retirement portfolios and investments. Making a retirement plan can seem daunting at first, but with the right guidance and experience, we can craft a solution...

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Here's why Dawkins Financial of Newport News is both under my name (Alan Dawkins) and a company name (LPL Financial), or another name (Colonial River Wealth Management) in the Richmond area. Add onto that the recent acquisition of...

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

What are the differences between Wall Street and Main Street, and why should that matter for your investments?This is not a one-dimensional answer: just because the market is doing well does NOT mean your investments will prosper. This...

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Welcome to Dawkins Financial, a Certified Financial Planner in Newport News, Virginia. Here's what my business is about.