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When Heirs are Imperfect

When Heirs are Imperfect

The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

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.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

 

Estimating Your Estate Taxes

Estate tax laws have changed a few times in recent years. Do you know the new rules?

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

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.

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

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Tax Freedom Day

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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

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.

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

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.

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

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