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Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.
Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.
Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
*These services are offered by Steven Kanouse through his affiliation with Avantax Investment ServicesSM and Avantax Advisory ServicesSM.
Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Learn about all the parts of Medicare with this informative and enjoyable article.
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
Learn how to maximize your tax and estate strategy as a married member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
An overview of some fundamental steps when a loved one passes.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.