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How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

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.

What If You Get Audited?

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.

 

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

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.

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

Pay Yourself First

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

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Federal Income Tax

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

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

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Estimate Your RMD

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invest instead?

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