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Helpful Content

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

What If You Get Audited?

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

 

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

Saving on Fitness Center Membership Costs

There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

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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.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Saving for Retirement

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Perception vs. Reality

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

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

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