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A Look at Whole Life Insurance

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which is Better?”

 

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

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.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

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."

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

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Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Saving for Retirement

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are nearly 1,200 ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.

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