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All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

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.

 

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

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

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

How Insurance Deductibles Work

Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.

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Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Historical Inflation

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Contributing to an IRA?

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

The Cycle of Investing

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

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

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