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Helpful Content

What Smart Investors Know

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

Stop Wasting Money

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

 

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

Please Leave Home without It

Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

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Long-Term-Care Needs

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

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

Sit, Stay, Rollover: A Guide to IRA Rollovers

If you have a 401(k) with a former employer, you may want to consider an IRA rollover.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

The Facts About Income Tax

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

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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