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And the Executor Is

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

 

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas

Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

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

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Disability Income

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

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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Should I Invest In REITs?

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

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