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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Investment and financial planning services are offered by Joseph Hancock, John Sweeden, Mark Ellison and Ken Hodges through their affiliation with HD Vest.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?
Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
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.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?