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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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How Big is Money?

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

 

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

How Compound Interest Works

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

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