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.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
Paying Off a Credit Card
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
The Average American Budget
Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.
Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill
How long does a $20 bill last?
Tax Rules When Selling Your Home
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
The Cost of Procrastination
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
Countering Counterfeit Currency
Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.
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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.
Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
My Retirement Savings
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
What's My Potential Estate Tax?
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Can I Refinance My Mortgage?
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
An Inside Look at Retirement Living
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
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Timing Your Retirement
This short video illustrates why knowing when to retire can be a crucial part of your strategy.
Social Security: By the Numbers
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Your DNA Test
Preparing for the unexpected can make all the difference if your family relies on your income.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Making Your Tax Bracket Work
Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”