Patrick B. Lough, CFS, CLTC, ChFC

Charter Financial Planning

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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.

Lease Payment

How much would your monthly lease payment be?

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HOT TOPIC: 1040 Postmortem: Making Sense of Your Taxes and Withholding

Surprised by the final numbers on your 2018 tax return? Here are some tips for adjusting withholding to help avoid surprises next tax season.

Health Savings Account: Funding an HSA Could Help You Prepare for Retirement

In addition to setting aside pre-tax income to pay current and future medical expenses, an HSA could play an important role in your long-term retirement strategy.

Considering Preferreds? Proceed with Caution

Considering investing in preferred stocks? This overview examines the risks and potential benefits.

Retirement Planning: How Secure Is Social Security?

View Social Security’s financial outlook, plus seven proposed fixes for a looming shortfall that may affect future benefits.

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