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Inflation & Your Money

Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

The Business Cycle

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

 

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.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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.

Annuity Comparison

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

Tax Management Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

The Facts About Income Tax

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Women and Retirement

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

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

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