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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

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.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

 

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Saving for Retirement

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Comparing Investments

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

Historical Inflation

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

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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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

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

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

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