Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
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Budgeting After a Divorce
Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.
Building Your Legacy
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
How to Appeal Your Property Taxes
For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
9 Facts About Social Security
There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
The Average American Budget
Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.
Life Insurance Myths: Debunked
Whether you have life insurance through your work, are retired, or are raising a family, it pays to know the truth about life insurance coverage. Examine and debunk the five most common life insurance myths, and arm yourself with knowledge.
The ABC’s of Auto Insurance
What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?
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Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Self-Employed Retirement Plans
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
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Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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18 Years’ Worth of Days
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
Retirement Plan Detectives
A couple become Retirement Plan Detectives, searching records from old employers.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?