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Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Good Health is Good Business

Good Health is Good Business

Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

 

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

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.

Types of Stock Market Analysis

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

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

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What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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 Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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.

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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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