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Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

 

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

Federal Income Tax

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Estimate Your RMD

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

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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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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