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Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

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?

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

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

 

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

Estimating Your Estate Taxes

Estate tax laws have changed a few times in recent years. Do you know the new rules?

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Perception vs. Reality

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

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?”

Your Personal Recovery

As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.

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