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Will Power

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

A House Divided

A House Divided

By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.

What Smart Investors Know

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

 

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

When Heirs are Imperfect

The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

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Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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.

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.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

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