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Who Is Your Trusted Contact?

Who Is Your Trusted Contact?

This investment account question is vital and answered as early as possible.

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings for All Seasons

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

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

 

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

The Twelve Steps to Living Confidently: Budgeting

One of the most important steps to become financially sufficient is to set up a realistic budget.

What to Expect in the Next Four Years

With a new administration, things will change, but no one knows exactly how. Here’s a little insight.

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Hindsight 2020: The New Gig Thing

The gig economy has been on the rise for years, for better or for worse. Of the 10 million jobs created in the US between 2005 and 2015, a staggering 94 percent were in the category of “alternative work,” meaning gig work or other temporary employment.

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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.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Lifetime of Earnings

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

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

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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?

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Dog Bites and Homeowners Insurance

Reviewing coverage options is just one thing responsible pet parents can do to help look out for their dogs.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

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.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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