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Helpful Content

Debt Stress

Debt Stress

There’s a link between debt and stress.

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.

Disability and Your Finances

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.

 

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Federal Income Tax

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

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Saving for Retirement

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

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Your DNA Test

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

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

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