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Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

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.

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?

 

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Keeping Summer Safe: Pool and Spa Safety Tips

Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

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

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Historical Inflation

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

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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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

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