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9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

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Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

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What is the Value of Your Business?

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Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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Tax Management Strategies

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

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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

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Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

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The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

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There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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