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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, 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. 

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Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Options When Your CD Matures

Options When Your CD Matures

Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.

 

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.

Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.

Gap Insurance for Leased Cars

If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.

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Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Saving for Retirement

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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The Rule of 72

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.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

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