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Planning for the Expected

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

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.

The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement

The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

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Inflation & Retirement

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Social Security Taxes

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

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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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.

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

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.

Perception vs. Reality

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

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