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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

A Living Trust Primer

A Living Trust Primer

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

How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

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

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

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

 

Deciding When to Take Social Security

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?

Best-Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

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Tax Freedom Day

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

The Cost of Procrastination

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

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We'd like to be one of them.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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