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The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?

Best Performing Asset Classes

Best Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

 

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Saving for Retirement

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Tax Freedom Day

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

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”

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