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The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

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Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

 

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Asset Allocation

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

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

When Should You Take Social Security

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

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Social Security Taxes

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

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

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

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