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What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

Healthy Body, Healthy Pocketbook

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Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Are Women and Financial Strategies a Mismatch?

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

When Should You Take Social Security

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

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

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Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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.

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Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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

Women and Retirement

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

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

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