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, Dennis Skinner and his team can help you address your most pressing money questions. Skinner & Associates, Inc is located at 1400 Fawcett Parkway, Suite B in Nevada, Iowa.
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 our 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 our website, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about investment concepts, accounting, taxes or payroll. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
Tax Alpha: Election Year Jitters
Put It in a Letter
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
Death is No Excuse
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
There are unique risks of owning a second home and obtaining the proper coverage may protect you from financial risk.
Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
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.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.