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Social Security: By the Numbers

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

 

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

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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Federal Income Tax

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

Comparing Investments

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

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Busting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

The Cycle of Investing

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

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

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