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.
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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.