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Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.

Inflation & Your Money

Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

 

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

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Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Estimate Your RMD

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Saving for Retirement

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

My Retirement Savings

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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When Do You Need a Will?

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

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.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

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