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And the Executor Is

And the Executor Is

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Estimating the Cost of College

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This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

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Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

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The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.

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Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

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Estimate Your RMD

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

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This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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

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

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like the junk in a junk drawer.

Your DNA Test

If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

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