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18 Years Worth of Days

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Investing with Your Heart

Investing with Your Heart

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

What If You Get Audited?

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

 

Options When Your CD Matures

Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?

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Disability Income

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

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

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

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.

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

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