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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.

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5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You're Not)

5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You're Not)

A collection of tips from professional travelers.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Can you keep up with your children’s mobile slang?

 

Social Security: What’s Changing in 2016?

There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

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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).

How Compound Interest Works

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Bursting the Bubble

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

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

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