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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

 

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Death is No Excuse

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

 

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Top New Digital Tools for Small Businesses

Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

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Federal Income Tax

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

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

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