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 Avantax.
Download our Free Social Security Ebook!
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.
Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
Variable Universal Life Insurance
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Trends in Charitable Giving
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Here are 5 reason why you may consider working through retirement.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Explore the benefits and drawbacks to paying off your mortgage prior to retirement with this article.
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.