Patrick B. Lough, CFS, CLTC, ChFC

Charter Financial Planning

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Lease Payment

How much would your monthly lease payment be?

IRA Eligibility

Use this calculator to determine whether you qualify for the different types of IRAs.

Mortgage Refinancing

Determine whether you should consider refinancing your mortgage.

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Does the Social Security COLA Help If You’re Not Receiving Benefits?

This article explains how the COLA not only helps current beneficiaries, but also may increase future benefits for those who are not yet receiving Social Security payments.

Managing Medicare Out-of-Pocket Costs

This article looks at the two different and mutually exclusive options Medicare beneficiaries have to help control retirement health-care spending: Medigap and Medicare Advantage.

Bond Yields Are Up, but What Are the Risks?

After years of low yields, bonds are offering higher yields that may be appealing to investors regardless of their risk tolerance. This article provides an overview of bond risks.

On the Move Again: International Travel Tips

Are you planning a foreign vacation? This article offers some suggestions that might help keep it on track.

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