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At Provident Investment Services, our financial professionals understand that individuals face unique challenges as they build wealth and plan for the future. We can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, saving for college, or managing your estate, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.

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Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

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A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

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The Power of Compound Interest

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Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

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What's New for Social Security?

There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.

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Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

From Boats to Brokers

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

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

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