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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.
Budgeting After a Divorce
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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family
Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Solve a mystery while learning how important your credit report is with this story-driven interactive.
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
In this article, explore the benefits of the Federal Student Grant Program.
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Learn about what risk tolerance really means in this helpful and insightful video.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?