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.
Keeping Good Records is Good Business
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
Password Protection Strategies
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
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