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Stephen Hillard

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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.

Helpful Content

Budgeting After a Divorce

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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

A Living Trust Primer

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

 

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

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.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

A Reminder of Why It's Important to Take a Long-Term View

The recent market drop is an important reminder of why it's important to take a long-term view.

Do You Owe The AMT?

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.

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Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Historical Inflation

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

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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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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

An Arm and a Leg

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.

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