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Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

Women and Financial Strategies

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

 

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."

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

Four Steps to Valuing an Estate

Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

Tax Freedom Day

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

RE: Retirement

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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