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Today’s economic environment presents many challenges, but along with challenge comes opportunity and potential reward for those who can identify long-term trends.

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TIPS for Inflation

TIPS for Inflation

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

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Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

The Good Ship IPO

The Good Ship IPO

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Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy

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Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

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When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

Tax Reform: Before and After

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

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

Disability Income

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

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Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

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

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

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

2017 Year in Review

Take a look at this 2017 Market Recap.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

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