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Understanding Today's Financial Environment

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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Saving on Fitness Center Membership Costs

Saving on Fitness Center Membership Costs

There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

 

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

What the New Tax Bill Means for You

What does the Tax Reform and Jobs Act mean for you?

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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.

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.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

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