Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.
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What Can You Buy With 529 Distributions?
This article can be a helpful guide when begin preparing for education expenses.
The Latte Lie and Other Myths
Check out this video to begin separating fact from fiction.
What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
When Does Your Personal Car Become a Commercial Vehicle?
At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?
Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
An Overview of Renter’s Insurance
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
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Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Tax Freedom Day
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Comparing Mortgage Terms
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Capital Gains Tax Estimator
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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The Cost of Procrastination
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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.
The Richest Man in Babylon
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Saving for College 101
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.