Welcome to Morton & Associates
As a Certified Financial Planner™ with Avantax Advisory ServicesSM, 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 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.
Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
The Pre-Retirement Checklist
This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Technology tips to make your next trip even better.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?