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Helpful Content

What is the Value of Your Business?

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

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.

The Other Sure Thing

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.

 

Succeeding at Business Succession

There a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

9 Facts About Retirement

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

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.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

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My Retirement Savings

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Federal Income Tax

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

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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 Strategies

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

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Retiring the 4% Rule

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

Raise Your Retirement Income

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

The Facts About Income Tax

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

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