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Retirement Traps to Avoid

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

RE: Retirement

RE: Retirement

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

Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents

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

 

Types of Stock Market Analysis

Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Financial Aid for Students 101

Help your college-bound child explore scholarships, grants, and more with this article on paying for higher education.

How Stocks Work

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

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

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Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

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.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Risk Tolerance: What’s Your Style?

Learn about what risk tolerance really means in this helpful and insightful video.

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.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

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