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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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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.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

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.

 

A Living Trust Primer

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

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

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Inflation & Retirement

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?

Global and International Funds

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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