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Your Financial Future

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Helpful Content

Women and Retirement

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Spotting Credit Trouble

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

 

Yours, Mine and Ours: Estate Strategies for Second Marriages

Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

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.

Universal Life Insurance

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

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

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.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

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