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The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

 

9 Facts About Retirement

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

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.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which is Better?”

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.

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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.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?

Raise Your Retirement Income

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

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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.

Your DNA Test

If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

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