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Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Emerging Market Opportunities

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

 

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

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

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

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What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

How Compound Interest Works

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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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.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Acres of Diamonds

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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