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From our office in the heart of the South Carolina midlands, Harwood Wealth Management symbolizes the values and traditions of the South. Our goal is to be your most trusted advisor through our professional knowledge, our integrity and our personalized service. We want to help build a secure future for you and your family by providing guidance throughout life’s important events. Whether you are accumulating wealth, planning for retirement, seeking to replace your paycheck or protecting your family’s assets, we have the resources to develop strategies to help meet your unique circumstances.

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Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

The Fed and How It Got That Way

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

 

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

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Comparing Investments

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

The Cycle of Investing

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

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

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