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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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Social Security: Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

Social Security: Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition waiting to claim them.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

Please Leave Home without It

Please Leave Home without It

Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.

 

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Federal Income Tax

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

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