Waddell & Reed, Eric Brown CMFC

Serving the West Coast - From Portland, OR to San Diego, CA


Since 1992, it is clear to me that very few things concern people more than financial questions.  When those questions arise, in good times or bad, it can be valuable to consider someone who can listen and provide answers.

The most important part of what we do is provide a process to look at your overall financial picture.  We learn from you about your current situation, learn of your goals, listen to your concerns, consider your investment experience and choices along with whether you have addressed risk through insurance products you may have, then we work together to create a complete financial overview.  Then, rather than making isolated decisions, we help you analyze how each new decision might affect your “bigger picture.”  We believe this approach helps provide more informed, comprehensive decisions.  Becoming pro-active and preparing for the future can create a much better path towards a successful retirement while addressing the surprises along the way.

This site has two aims:  The first is to give you more information about me and general information about the basic proces and services I provide clients who decide to work with me. 

The second is to provide up to date financial articles, newsletters, and seminars to help you stay current with the ever changing financial world.  If you do not find what you are looking for, do not give up.  Simply call or e-mail me and ask your question.  I will be happy to respond and provide what information I may have available or guidance that I feel may be most helpful.

My hope is that you will bookmark my site, use it frequently, and contact me so we can partner together to work on your financial future.

  • Articles


    Educate yourself on a variety of financial topics.

  • Calculators


    A host of financial tools to assist you.

  • Newsletters


    Timely Newsletters to help you stay current.

  • Glossary


    Financial terms from A to Z.

  • Tax Library

    Tax Library

    Manage your taxes and prepare for the upcoming tax season.

  • Videos


    Short animations that focus on a variety of financial topics.

Mortgage Refinancing

Determine whether you should consider refinancing your mortgage.

Taxable Equivalent Yield

Calculate the rate of return you would have to receive from a taxable investment to realize an equivalent tax-exempt yield.

Credit Card Debt

How Long Will It Take to Pay my Balance?

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You Need a Will. What About a Trust?

This article provides an overview of basic trust terms and structures and common types of trusts.

Turbulent Times in Emerging Markets

Emerging market investments may have the potential for higher average returns over the long term, but there are risks.

Aiming at Target-Date Funds

How target-date funds work and why it’s important to understand a fund’s specific strategy.

Is College Around the Corner?

Personal financial decisions can affect the amount of aid a student might receive from the government and/or a college.

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