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Welcome to our website! Please browse around. Become a knowledgeable taxpayer and help us help you. Remember we want you to contact us with your "Here's what we're thinking about doing" questions--not your "guess what we just did" comments. Taxes are only part of your financial picture. Investments,* insurance, estate planning, long term care, and other areas can contribute to your long term plan development. It's not too late to start saving for retirement or to get assistance in how to take your retirement savings in a tax-advantaged way. We have articles on this website to help educate you and we're here to advise you about your particular situation. Investment and financial plannning services are offered by Lori Rust through her affiliation with HD Vest.

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A Look at Diversification

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

Your DNA Test

Your DNA Test

If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

 

Social Security: Two Benefit Strategies Eliminated

Here are several important changes to Social Security that may impact how and when you can begin taking income benefits.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

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