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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Enriching a Teen with a Roth IRA

A teen with a part-time job can contribute to a Roth IRA, which is a flexible way to accumulate funds for college, retirement, and other long-term needs.

HOT TOPIC: SECURE 2.0 Provides New Retirement Savings Options in 2024

The SECURE 2.0 Act made wide-ranging changes to U.S. tax laws related to retirement savings. This article provides an overview of some important provisions that take effect in 2024.

Why Buy Life Insurance During Unsettled Economic Times?

This article looks at four good reasons why life insurance can be especially helpful in a challenging economy.

A Mortgage Recast Is an Alternative to Refinancing

This article explains how a mortgage recast works to enable a homeowner to reduce a monthly mortgage payment without having to refinance and why it may be an appealing solution in certain situations.

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