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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 Stocks Work

How Stocks Work

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

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

 

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

It may help your business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Asset Allocation

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

Volunteering in Retirement

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

A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision

Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

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.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

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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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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Ready for Retirement?

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

Retiring the 4% Rule

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

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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 Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

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

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