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Cochranton, PA 16314

Judith Shonnard

(814) 425-3953

 
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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

Helpful Content

Problems with Probate

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

 

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce

In the face of divorce, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked.

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

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Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Events on Wall Street

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

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