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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 H.D. Vest Investment Services SM and H.D. Vest Advisor Services SM.

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The Richest Man in Babylon

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Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

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What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

 

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

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Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

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Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

Historical Inflation

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

How Compound Interest Works

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

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

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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