Welcome to Morton & Associates
As a Certified Financial Planner™ with H.D. Vest Advisory Services, Joanne Morton crafts comprehensive financial plans for clients based on their individual goals and values. Further, her tax background provides an added dimension to her retirement strategies, college planning, investment strategies, cash flow and debt management, estate and legacy planning, and risk management. Working together with clients, her role is to create, recommend, implement, monitor, and update client plans in a challenging tax environment.
Building Your Legacy
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
What Is a 1035 Exchange?
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
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.
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.