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The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

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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.

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When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

 

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Insurance Needs Assessment:When You're Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

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The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

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Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

How Compound Interest Works

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Tax Freedom Day

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

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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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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The Cost of Procrastination

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

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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 Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

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