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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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The Anatomy of an Index

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

Choose Your Own Retirement Adventure

Choose Your Own Retirement Adventure

Retirement is one of the greatest adventures you’ll have. Which retirement adventure will you choose?

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

 

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

Bull & Bear Markets: A Timeline

This helpful infographic will define bull and bear markets, as well as give a historical overview.

Capital Gains Tax When Selling Your Home

If your clients are buying or selling a home, use this to help them determine if they qualify for capital gains taxes.

3 Estate Challenges for Blended Families

This article will help your clients with blended families think and prepare their estate strategy.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your child is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

Counteracting Capital Gains with Tax-Loss Harvesting

You may have heard the phrase "tax-loss harvesting." A financial professional may be able to provide some guidance.

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Social Security Taxes

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

Lifetime of Earnings

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

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

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