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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 planning services are offered by Lori Rust through her affiliation with Avantax.

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Home Mortgage Deduction

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

The History of Currency

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

 

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?

How Insurance Deductibles Work

Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor

Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.

Tax & Estate Strategies for Married LGBTQ+ Couples

Learn how to maximize your tax and estate strategy as a married member of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

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