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Welcome, we're Hanson Stone Retirement Strategies, a financial organization in Stillwater, MN. We understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

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IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

 

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

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