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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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Trends in Charitable Giving

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

 

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Tax Management Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

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