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Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

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.

 

Please Leave Home Without It

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

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

Caring for Aging Parents

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

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

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Home Mortgage Deduction

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

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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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.

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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

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

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Your DNA Test

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

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