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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.

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Ways to Supplement Your Medicare Coverage

Ways to Supplement Your Medicare Coverage

There are numerous ways to supplement your Medicare insurance coverage. This article helps you explore your options.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

 

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

Building a Solid Financial Foundation

Sustain financial well-being or create wealth through these actions.

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

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Saving for Retirement

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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.

Saving for College

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Disability Income

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

Should I Invest in Gold?

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

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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