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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Navigating the ins and outs of Social Security can be confusing. Luckily, we're here to help. This Ebook has the tools you need to get started developing your Social Security strategy.
Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas
Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.
The ABC’s of Auto Insurance
What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
What does the Tax Reform and Jobs Act mean for you?
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.