Understanding Today's Financial Environment
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What Is My Current Net Worth?
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Year-End Charitable Gifting and You
This article may help you maximize the benefits of your donation for your chosen charity.
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File
Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.
Qualifying For Medicare Under Age 65
You might qualify for Medicare if you’re under 65-years-old. This article will explain the conditions where you may qualify for Medicare early.
Managing an Inheritance
A windfall from a loved one can be both rewarding and complicated.
Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Saving Early & Letting Time Work For You
The earlier you start pursuing financial goals, the better your outcome may be.
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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
My Retirement Savings
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
What Is My Current Cash Flow?
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Self-Employed Retirement Plans
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
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Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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.
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Making Your Tax Bracket Work
Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Your DNA Test
Preparing for the unexpected can make all the difference if your family relies on your income.
Retirement and Quality of Life
Asking the right questions about how you can save money for retirement without sacrificing your quality of life.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.