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 member of FINRA/SIPC, and is a Registered Investment Advisor. Securities and/or Investment Advisory Services are offered through First Financial Equity Corporation. Dilday and Associates is not affiliated with First Financial Equity Corporation.
Hilltop Securities Inc. (formerly Southwest Securities) is the clearing and custodial institution for client accounts containing mutual funds, CDs or securities.
Statheros Financial Solutions (formerly Steadfast Financial Solutions) 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, Steadfast 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 Steadfast 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 Axos Bank (formerly Bank of the Internet) as a new on-line banking option for clients. Axos Bank'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.
How Insurance Deductibles Work
Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies
Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.