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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New Tax Law Expands 529 Savings Plans

An overview of Section 529 savings plans, including their traditional use for college saving and the new rules for K-12 tuition.

Trusts Offer More Than Estate Tax Protection

Find out whether a testamentary trust, living trust, or special-purpose trust can benefit your family.

Succession Plans Often Hinge on Reliable Valuation

Discover the role a reliable business valuation can play in succession, tax, and retirement planning.

Help with College: A Gift for Your Grandkids

Helping a grandchild obtain a college degree could be life-changing for the student. Still, it’s important to consider how a gift could affect student aid and taxes.

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