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A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
How Income Taxes Work
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.