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How to Retire Early

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

 

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time

Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.

Understanding Long-Term Care

Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned

Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Social Security Taxes

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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.

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