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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.

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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.

Helpful Content

Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children

Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

When Heirs are Imperfect

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

Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

 

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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 Principles

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

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

The Rule of 72

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.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

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