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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.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

What to Look for in a Long-Term-Care Policy

What to Look for in a Long-Term-Care Policy

Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.

 

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

Countdown to College

Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

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

Comparing Investments

Estimate the potential capital gains taxes due on your transactions.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Federal Income Tax

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

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

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

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