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.
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 my website, send me 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.
These services are offered by Judith Shonnard through her affiliation with HD Vest
Four Reasons Millennials Need an Estate Strategy
Estate strategies for millennials may sound like less of a concern than retirement, but young adults should prepare now.
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Protection Against Uninsured Drivers
You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?
Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.
Estate tax laws have changed a few times in recent years. Do you know the new rules?
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
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.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.