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Doug Atkins of Eagle Financial Designs

Let a sound financial plan improve the quality of your life.


The future of accumulating wealth, preserving it for retirement and having a family heritage to pass on, has taken a different look in the past generation. The uncertainty of social security, changing tax codes, frequent job changes and stock market volatility have all contributed to this outlook. Today it is vital to find a trusted source of financial advice, create a plan and implement it.

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Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

Critical Estate Documents

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

You Would Rather Be...

You Would Rather Be...

Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.

 

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

The Half Million Dollar Baby

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

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

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Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Annuity Comparison

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

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The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Ready for Retirement?

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

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

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