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.
The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks
Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.
Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees
Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?
Choose Your Own Retirement Adventure
Retirement is one of the greatest adventures you’ll have. Which retirement adventure will you choose?
When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?
At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?
Inflation and the Real Rate of Return
Learn about the role of inflation when considering your portfolio’s rate of return with this helpful article.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
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.
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Comparing Mortgage Terms
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Self-Employed Retirement Plans
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
How Much Home Can I Afford?
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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.
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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Timing Your Retirement
This short video illustrates why knowing when to retire can be a crucial part of your strategy.
Retirement Accounts When You Change Your Job
This video discusses issues related to your retirement accounts when you move on from your job.
An Arm and a Leg
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.