Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions. With challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.
Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
Investment and financial planning services are offered by Carol Dixon through her affiliation with HD Vest
The Cost of Procrastination
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Best Performing Asset Classes
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Volunteering in Retirement
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.