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Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

 

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

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.

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

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Saving for Retirement

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Historical Inflation

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Federal Income Tax

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

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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.

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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Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

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