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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

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

 

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

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

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

A House Divided

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

To Catch a Thief

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

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

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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Contributing to an IRA?

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

Saving for Retirement

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

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A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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