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9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

 

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

How Insurance Deductibles Work

Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

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How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

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.

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

The Business Cycle

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

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

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