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What Smart Investors Know

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.

Do You Owe The AMT?

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

 

Understanding Long-Term Care

Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

Spotting Credit Trouble

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

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

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

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Comparing Investments

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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

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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Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

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