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American Trust Investment Services, Inc.

"Providing Investment Solutions Since 1957"

 
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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.

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 my foundation of success.

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.

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Countdown to College

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Women and Financial Strategies

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

 

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

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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.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

RE: Retirement

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

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

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