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Helpful Content

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

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

 

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

Can you keep up with your children’s mobile slang?

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

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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.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Comparing Investments

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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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.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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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.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

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.

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

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