Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges come opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.
Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our foundation of success.
Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
Investment and financial planning services are offered by Joseph Hancock, John Sweeden, Mark Ellison and Ken Hodges through their affiliation with HD Vest.
Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
When Heirs are Imperfect
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
Inflation & Your Money
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Do you have an estate strategy? You should.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.
Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
When should you take your Social Security benefit?
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.