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Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

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Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

 

Raising Healthy Children

Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.

Gap Insurance for Leased Cars

If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Estimate Your RMD

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

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.

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