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Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
Estate tax laws have changed a few times in recent years. Do you know the new rules?
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.