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Universal Life Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

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

Volunteering in Retirement

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

 

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

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."

A House Divided

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

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Saving for Retirement

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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.

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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Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Should I Invest In REITs?

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?

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.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

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

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Do You Feel Lucky?

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

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