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.
What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Trends in Charitable Giving
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
What If You Get Audited?
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
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.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.