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Investment Designers offers people in our communities a full range of financial products and services. Our associates believe that investment management, retirement planning, and estate conservation should be top priorities for individuals and families of all ages and income ranges. And companies of all sizes should have access to high-quality retirement plans and educational materials for their employees. 

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IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

 

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

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