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Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Your DNA Test

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.

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.

 

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Saving on Fitness Membership Costs

There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Disability Income

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

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

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

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

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