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The Power of Compound Interest

The Power of Compound Interest

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

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

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How Stocks Work

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

Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

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Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

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Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

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Home Mortgage Deduction

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

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Comparing Investments

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Should I Invest In REITs?

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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

Your Personal Recovery

As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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