It's not just what we do, it's how we do it that makes the difference.
At Dexter Ward and Associates we believe in service beyond expectation, achieved through a constant dedication to anticipate and fulfill the changing needs of our clients in all areas of Wealth Management. Our experience and expertise with Wealth Management adds value at each step in the process. We are passionately committed to pushing the limits of excellence and stand at the forefront of providing the most comprehensive Wealth Management services available.
Our practice is built upon a comprehensive approach to Wealth Management, focusing on 8 Key Wealth Management Issues that our clients are likely to encounter at various stages in their lives.
No two clients are the same. Each person has differing life circumstances and we are committed to knowing our clients' individual Wealth Management Issues. This individualized approach allows us to help our clients anticipate necessary priority changes and enables us to proactively provide alternatives, ideas and recommendations for each evolving Wealth Management Issue.
Dexter Ward's and Tammy Cranford's affiliation with H.D. Vest Investment Services and H.D. Vest Advisory ServicesSM provides them with state-of-the-art, real-time technology, back office support systems, comprehensive research, due diligence, and an exceptional array of highly competitive, non-proprietary financial alternatives, securities and services.
Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill
How long does a $20 bill last?
Problems with Probate
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Stop Wasting Money
One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
If you have a 401(k) with a former employer, you may want to consider an IRA rollover.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?