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your financial situation completely and provide you with only the highest quality information,
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U.S. Personal Savings Rate

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

 

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

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.

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

Historical Inflation

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Federal Income Tax

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

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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?

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

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