Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
With over 40 years of experience, we are trained to assist our clients with long-term and short term investment strategies to meet all of life's challenging circumstances. We employ a combination of innovative and traditional tools, to address the individual needs of each client.
OUR BUSINESS AFFILIATES
First Financial Equity Corporation (FFEC) is a privately owned, full service brokerage firm which Dilday and Associates operates under. All securities and investment advisory services are offered through FFEC. Member FINRA/SIPC.
Hilltop Securities Inc. (formerly Southwest Securities) is the clearing and custodial institution for client accounts containing mutual funds, CDs or securities.
PGR Solutions (PGR) is the administrator of the investment model that Dilday and Associates offers to clients who are interested in the passive management of assets. As the servicing platform, PGR is just one part of a three-part management system, while Dilday and Associates is the investment advisor and TD Ameritrade (TDA) is the custodian for the PGR accounts.
TD Ameritrade, as stated above, is the custodian for funds invested through the PGR program. TDA uses funds developed and maintained by Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), also known for the science of investing.
Dilday and Associates recently welcomed Bank of the Internet Advisor (BofI) as a new on-line banking option for clients. Bank of the Internet's interest rates for their checking and money market accounts often out-compete other banks, providing clients with another tool for portfolio diversification and money management.
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A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
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Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
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With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.