Your Financial Future
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.
Investment services are offered by C. Mark Fifield through his affiliation with HD Vest.
The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan
Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.
Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.
Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate