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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.

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The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

The Utility of Sector Investing

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

 

The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.

Split Annuity Strategy

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

Top New Digital Tools for Small Businesses

Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.

Assess Life Insurance Needs

How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

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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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Should I Invest in Gold?

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

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