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Welcome to our website, where you’ll find a wealth of information in the form of newsletter articles, calculators, and research reports. We have included links to specific sites to help you track your income tax refunds, and access IRS forms and publications. We have many of the most common forms listed in our Tax Library for immediate printing. Our Info Packet is ready for you to download to help you gather information needed for your tax return. The link at the bottom of this page will let you print a copy.

We hope your visit will help you understand the opportunities and potential rewards that are available when you take a proactive approach to your personal financial situation. We have created this website to help you gain a better understanding of the financial concepts behind tax planning, investing, retirement, estate planning, and wealth preservation. Most important, we hope you see the value of working with skilled professionals to pursue your financial goals.

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To check the status of your income tax refunds follow the links below:

Where is My Federal Refund?

Where Is My Alabama Refund?

2016 Information Packet

Helpful Content

Inventorying Your Possessions

Inventorying Your Possessions

Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.

Insurance Needs Assessment:When You're Married With Children

Insurance Needs Assessment:When You're Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

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.

 

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

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

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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