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Your Financial Success. That’s The Plan!

At Tufford~Hughes & Associates, we believe that creating a customized financial plan and strategy is the only way to help build a strong foundation to reach your goals. We first take the time to truly understand you, your values and objectives. It is only then that we will begin to utilize a diverse portfolio of resources to best suit your unique situation and craft an individualized game plan. And then we provide ongoing advice to help keep your plan on course. It’s the Tufford~Hughes way – and it’s the unique way that we’ve been working with clients since 1972.

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Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

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A Brief Guide To Condo Insurance

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From Boats to Brokers

From Boats to Brokers

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Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

How Compound Interest Works

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

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