Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.
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Investment and financial planning services are offered by Ted Hallows through his affiliation with Avantax.
Please Leave Home Without It
Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
Money Draining Food Myths
These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.
Value vs. Growth Investing
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
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.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.