Gary D. Meeks, RICP®
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What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Financial Aid for Students 101
Help your college-bound child explore scholarships, grants, and more with this article on paying for higher education.
Mastering Mobile Lingo
Do you understand these common mobile slang terms?
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.