Patrick B. Lough, CFS, CLTC, ChFC

Charter Financial Planning

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Lease Payment

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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.

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Coming in 2024: New 529 Plan-to-Roth IRA Rollover Option

The SECURE 2.0 Act includes two new provisions related to college savings and funding. Learn more in this article.

Don’t Forget About Credit When Planning for Retirement

Credit may not be at the top of the list when it comes to retirement, but good credit can make a big difference for retirees. This article looks at some key factors that lenders consider.

New Medicare Rules Tackle Prescription Drug Prices

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 included provisions intended to lower prescription drug costs for Medicare enrollees and slow drug spending by the federal government.

Understanding Life Insurance

Life insurance can help replace much-needed income after the death of a provider. With the wide variety of policies available, it’s important to understand the basic types of coverage.

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