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The Rule of 72

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.

Value vs. Growth Investing

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

 

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Assess Life Insurance Needs

How to help determine life insurance needs to provide for your family after you pass away.

Split Annuity Strategy

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

12 Things to do Before the Ball Drops

The year’s end is the perfect time to do these 12 things.

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Annuity Comparison

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

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

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

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

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