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
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Safeguard Your Digital Estate
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?
Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.