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Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

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Helpful Content

9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Global and International Funds

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

The Other Sure Thing

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

 

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?

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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.

My Retirement Savings

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

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

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Retiring the 4% Rule

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

Events on Wall Street

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

The Facts About Income Tax

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

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

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