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.
Safeguard Your Digital Estate
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Volunteering in Retirement
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
How Retirement Spending Changes With Time
It can be difficult for clients to imagine how much they’ll spend in retirement. This short, insightful article is useful for jumpstarting a conversation about retirement spending, spending habits, and potential medical costs.
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Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.