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Helpful Content

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation

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

 

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

A House Divided

By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

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Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Events on Wall Street

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

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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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