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9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

What Smart Investors Know

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?

At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?

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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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Annuity Comparison

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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.

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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

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?

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

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