Diane Halloway, CPA/PFS, CFP®, CSA

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Houston, Texas 77058

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Your DNA Test

Your DNA Test

If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

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.

 

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

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Social Security Taxes

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

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

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