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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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Investments

Investments

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

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

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.

 

The Half Million Dollar Baby

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

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

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

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Not only can D&O insurance provide financial protection, but it can help improve an organization’s decision-making.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

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How Compound Interest Works

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

Lifetime of Earnings

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

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

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