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Many of our dreams require financial success to become a reality. These guided workshops, online Power Hour classes and videos are custom made for busy families who want clarity and confidence you're making the right financial choices.

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<strong>Steps to Protect Your Families' Assets from </strong><strong>Potential Long-Term Care Costs</strong>

Steps to Protect Your Families' Assets from Potential Long-Term Care Costs

Myths and Misconceptions of Medicare & Medicaid

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT

ONLINE financial power hour class OR attend IN PERSON at our livestream in our Burlington, VT office

Join us and our special guest, Elder Law Attorney Joan Reed Wilson, as we discuss the myths and misconceptions about Medicare and Medicaid along with the steps you can take to protect your families' assets from potential long-term care costs. In this session you will learn:

  • The difference between Medicare and Medicaid,
  • What the programs cover and what they do not,
  • The long-term care benefits available to veterans,
  • The 5-year and 3-year look-back rule,
  • How Revocable Trusts and transfers to children may not protect your assets,
  • Benefits of an Irrevocable Trust, and
  • Tips to ensure a smooth approval for benefits and protect assets.

Click on the REGISTER button below to receive your secure link to join the online class.

Even if you cannot attend the live class, register to receive a link to the class video recording.

Any Questions or to REGISTER for the in person livestream in Burlington, VT - Contact us at (800)416-1655 or

<p class="">Our Guest Speaker

Our Guest Speaker

Attorney Joan Reed Wilson, the managing partner of RWC, LLC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law,  is our Financial Power Hour guest speaker.

<p class="">Our Online Host

Our Online Host

Greg Hammond, CFP®, CPA is our online Financial Power Hour host.

<p class="">Our Burlington, VT Host

Our Burlington, VT Host

Scott Iles will host an in person livestream of the Financial Power Hour in our office at 128 Lakeside Ave., Burlington, VT.

<strong>Discover the Differences Between Index </strong><strong>Investing and a Structured Portfolio</strong>

Discover the Differences Between Index Investing and a Structured Portfolio

At Hammond Iles Wealth Advisors we believe an informed and educated investor is our best client. Some advisors may tell you to just turn your portfolio over to them and don't worry about your investments. We take a different approach. We work hard to educate and inform our clients about their investments. Understanding what you own, why you own it, and how your portfolio is designed to navigate volatility allows you to have more confidence and comfort during unexpected events in unpredictable financial markets.

This online class is an opportunity to understand more about how a portfolio using structured investments might provide more long-term growth than index funds. Knowing this about your portfolio can lead to more peace of mind, even with regional banks failing, inflation, and media predictions of a recession.

Watch and learn what you don’t know, you don’t know about index investing and how structured investments could provide you with more confidence in your portfolio leading to more long-term growth.

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The Important Things We All Need to Know

Many successful coaches in sports are known for focusing their team on mastering the basics. As Financial Coaches we believe everyone from experienced investors to those just getting started do the same with money basics.

Whether you want a refresher or are just starting out, learning the money basics will empower you to have more confidence in your financial future.  In this class we will share the important money basics we all need to know. Topics we will cover in this class include:

  • Reduce money stress by having a peace of mind account,
  • The 50/30/20 Rule,
  • Using the power of compounding for your retirement,
  • Understanding stocks and bonds and what role they play in your portfolio,
  • 3 investing pitfalls to avoid.

By the end of this class, you'll have a better understanding of the money basics and how to implement them for more financial freedom and fulfillment in your life.

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Strategies that May Help You Keep More of Your Income and Investments

If you think you’re paying too much in taxes, chances are you may be right.  There are tax planning strategies that can help save income taxes, avoid capital gain taxes, and pass on more wealth to the people and causes you care about.

In this video we discuss various tax planning strategies you can use to save on your taxes and increase the impact of your financial and charitable planning efforts. Some of the topics we will cover include:

  • 2023 Updates to Tax Brackets, Contribution Limits, and More
  • Planning Needed Due to the Elimination of the Stretch IRA
  • Double the Impact of Your Retirement Account
  • Roth Conversions
  • Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)
  • Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)
  • Common Mistakes in Giving to Charity

Managing your taxes efficiently involves a clear understanding of the tax saving opportunities available to you.  By the end of this video, you'll have a better understanding of how to plan for the upcoming year to save money on your taxes.

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How to Plan and Invest for an Uncertain Year and the SECURE Act 2.0 Retirement Changes 

2023 brings new opportunities while we still face many of 2022's challenges — from rising interest rates, divisive political leadership, and the war in Ukraine to the possibility of a recession. Yet, the employment picture is brighter, gasoline and oil prices are lower, and the inflation rate decreased. 

Also, Congress passed the SECURE Act 2.0 as part of its omnibus budget on December 29, 2022. The SECURE Act 2.0 aims to increase retirement savings for Americans. The major provisions of this bill impact everyone’s retirement planning and include expanded savings opportunities, required minimum distribution changes, expanded Roth account opportunities, emergency funding, and retirement fund provisions. 

With all the uncertainty, how should you and your family plan and invest for 2023 and beyond?  Watch this class to learn more about what you might expect from this year and how to plan for it.

Questions on this video? Please contact (800) 416-1655 or

Stay Calm and Rebalance

Stay Calm and Rebalance

Rebalancing is the process of periodically buying or selling assets within an investment portfolio to maintain your original or desired level of risk and reward.

Rebalancing offers investors the opportunity to buy low and sell high, taking the gains from high-performing investments within a portfolio and reinvesting them in assets that will potentially see growth. As financial markets move up or down, your original asset mix may go off target, causing your portfolio to carry more or less risk. 

In this video class you will learn:

  • How to avoid investing biases by understanding and identifying potentially destructive behaviors,
  • Investing rules that may help manage your biases,
  • Why academic studies show that asset allocation is a critical aspect on how your portfolio might deliver on your goals,
  • How rebalancing is needed to maintain your level of risk, and
  • Why rebalancing is essential to prudent long-term investing and risk control.

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Everything You Want To Know About Retirement Accounts

Everything You Want To Know About Retirement Accounts

Watch the video and learn about:

  • Types of accounts such as IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Solo 401(k)
  • Differences between types of accounts
  • Employer match 
  • The miracle of compounding
  • How much to save
  • Using employer plan limited options
  • RMDs & qualified charitable rollovers

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Investing 101 Financial Fundamentals

Investing 101 Financial Fundamentals

Sometimes all the different types of investments can seem overwhelming.

Watch the video and learn about:

The Financial Basics that will empower you whether you want a refresher, are just starting out, graduating college, beginning a career, getting married, or assisting with finances for a loved one.

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The Crypto Conundrum

The Crypto Conundrum

Should I convert a portion of my money into crypto based investments? 

There are questions and a lot of hype around cryptocurrency and other digital assets. From Bitcoin to Blockchain and non-fungible tokens, while some get rich, others lose their shirts.

Watch the video to learn more.

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Solving the Social Security Puzzle

Solving the Social Security Puzzle

This video class is ideal for you and your family connections who want to maximize social security benefits in retirement, take an early retirement, or make more informed choices.

Social Security has the potential to be a key financial asset, yet too many American families fail to maximize their benefits.

Watch the video and learn:

  • Common mistakes you can make when filing
  • How Social Security benefits work for you and your spouse or partner
  • When and how to start receiving Social Security benefits
  • Opportunities to increase your benefits throughout retirement

Questions on this video? Please contact (800) 416-1655 or

Free Secure Document Shredding

Free Secure Document Shredding

Protect yourself from identity theft with this safe, secure opportunity to shred your most confidential documents. 

Bring up to 5 file size boxes of papers and documents for FREE confidential shredding by ProShred Security. Simply drop your documents off at our Wethersfield, CT office during regular business hours to be stored in a secure container for monthly shredding.

Please call us at (800) 416-1655 or email to schedule a drop-off.

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