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 Avantax Wealth ManagementSM
Retirement Traps to Avoid
Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.
What If You Get Audited?
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Financial Aid for Students 101
Help your college-bound child explore scholarships, grants, and more with this article on paying for higher education.
Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
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Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
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.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
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In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
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Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?