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Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

Best Performing Asset Classes

Best Performing Asset Classes

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Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

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Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

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

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

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How Compound Interest Works

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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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.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

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 Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

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