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It's not just what we do, it's how we do it that makes the difference. 

At Dexter Ward & 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 add value to 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.

There are 8 Key Wealth Management issues that you are likely to face at some point.  The exact time these issues become priorities in your life is not the same for every client, so it is incumbent upon us to take a disciplined and structured approach to helping you manage these issues.

Dexter Ward's and Tammy Cranford's affiliation with Avantax Investment ServicesSM and Avantax 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.



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A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

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Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

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Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

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Women Are Financially Savvy. Yet, there are still unique challenges working against women in retirement.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

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My Retirement Savings

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

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

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Saving for Retirement

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

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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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Bursting the Bubble

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18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

Student Loan Protection

Learn why protecting your student loan payments is an important aspect of your income protection strategy.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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