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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

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

To Buy or Not to Buy

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

 

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

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

A collection of tips from professional travelers.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single

Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

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

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