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Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

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?”

How Stocks Work

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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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.

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Saving for Retirement

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Acres of Diamonds

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

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Ready for Retirement?

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

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