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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—we, at Village Tax & Financial Services, can help you address your most pressing money questions.

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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 my website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer. 

Investment and financial services are offered by Bridget A. McDermott & Jeremy L. Pardue through their affiliation with Avantax Wealth ManagementSM

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What is the Value of Your Business?

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Estimating the Cost of College

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This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

What If You Get Audited?

What If You Get Audited?

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The Anatomy of an Index

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Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

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Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Disability Income

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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The Wild West of Data Theft

Learn about cyber liability insurance in this entertaining video.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

Risk Tolerance: What’s Your Style?

Learn about what risk tolerance really means in this helpful and insightful video.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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