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9 Facts About Retirement

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

Acres of Diamonds

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.

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

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

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision

Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

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Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Federal Income Tax

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

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

How Compound Interest Works

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

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Your DNA Test

If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

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