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
Investing with Your Heart
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Spotting Credit Trouble
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.
How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.