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Donald E. Bouchard, MBA, ATP, LUTCF

Financial Advisor and Accredited Tax Preparer

Wecome to Bouchard Financial Services, LLC, where you will find a wealth of information in the form of videos, articles, calculators and presentations.  My firm offers a customized, client centered approach to your individual situation and financial goals. Many people have found that working proactively with a qualified financial advisor can help provide clarity and direction in their financial planning.*

This website will provide you an overview of my services and how I approach each clients individual financial goals. The articles, calculators and presentations will assist in educating you about the basic concepts of wealth management. . With all the valuable information available on this website, I am sure you will see the value in working with a trusted and skilled Financial Advisor* to pursue your financial goals. If you are interested in my services, please contact me so we can discuss your particular needs and  how I can assist you.

I hope you take advantage of this resource and visit often. Be sure to add my website to your list of "favorites" in your internet browser. Information is updated frequently to keep you informed on current issues and topics of interest.

*These services are offered by Donald E. Bouchard through his affiliation with H.D. VEST Investment Services SM and H.D. VEST Advisory Services SM.

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Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

Choosing a Business Structure

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

 

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

The History of Retirement

Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?

Errors and Omissions Insurance

E&O insurance is specifically designed to protect you, or your company, from the risk of a client’s dissatisfaction.

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Annuity Comparison

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

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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.

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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

February 2018 Top Five

2018 could be shaping up to be an interesting year.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

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