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Dorval & Chorne is an independent firm specializing in both financial planning for our individual clients and also custom designing and implementing employee financial education programs for mid to large employers.  We have created a system we call The Financial Success Process™ to help individuals reach their financial goals.  Through financial advisory agreements, Dorval & Chorne provides ongoing financial education for large employers, unions and associations in the Twin Cities area.  Call today to learn more about the unique services we offer!

 

MNA Financial Wellness Program:

The MNA Financial Wellness Program began on January 1st, 2015. It is our largest group agreement to date serving more than 20,000 Registered Nurses in Minnesota! Please click on the following press release to learn more:

Press Release

 

Informational Videos:

We have developed several informational videos to help explain more about our firm and some of the unique ways we work with clients to promote and expand access to independent, objective advice. Please click on one of the following links to start the video:

"Past, Present and Future" - Dan describes the founding and development of Dorval & Chorne along with our vision for the future.

"The Real Value of a Financial Advisor" - The video helps explain the real value quality financial planning and advice can offer.

"Adding Purpose to Your Retirement Plan" - The video describes our unique corporate and group advisory agreements that promote and expand access to independent, objective advice for traditionally underserved groups.  

 

"Financial Success for the Rest of Us"

Dan also wrote a book that still forms much of the foundation for the planning process we use with our clients:

Financial Success for the Rest of Us. 

Helpful Content

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

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."

 

Investment Challenges of the Affluent Investor

Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

Keeping Summer Safe: Pool and Spa Safety Tips

Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.

To Catch a Thief

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

Errors and Omissions Insurance

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

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Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

From Boats to Brokers

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

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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