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.
Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance
When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.
Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.
Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
The recent market drop is an important reminder of why it's important to take a long-term view.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What does your home really cost?
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.