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Welcome to Investment Designers, Inc.

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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Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.

 

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

Four Reasons Millennials Need an Estate Strategy

Estate strategies for millennials may sound like less of a concern than retirement, but young adults should prepare now.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

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Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Historical Inflation

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

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 Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

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