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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.

Helpful Content

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

 

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream

Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Disability Income

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

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

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