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Social Security: By the Numbers

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Facts About Income Tax

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

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.

Will Power

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

A Living Trust Primer

Living trust are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

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

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

Types of Stock Market Analysis

Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Annuity Comparison

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

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Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold, and its history, may help you answer that question.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.

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.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are nearly 1,200 ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

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