Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.
At First Southern Wealth Management, our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of our foundation of success.
We're here to help. Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We’ll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
Apps That Help Achieve Goals
If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!
The Financial Literacy Crisis
Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.
Get Paid for Going Green
Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall St., the stock market has a long and storied history.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?