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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

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Forecast

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

 

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

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Inflation & Retirement

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

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