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With something as personal as your finances, it’s important to work with an advisor you trust and are comfortable working with for the long-term. After all, building a financial plan, managing your taxes, or maintaining your business’ finances is not a one-time event – it is an ongoing process that requires adjustments as your life, company, or goals change. At Miller, Bales & Company we want to fill this role in your life. We welcome the opportunity to assist with all your financial needs. Contact us to take the first step.

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The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

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Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

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It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

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Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

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Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

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