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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 Financial Literacy Crisis

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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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Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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From Boats to Brokers

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Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

RE: Retirement

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

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

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