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Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

Buy/sell agreements are designed a business against the death of a principal or key employee.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

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

 

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause significant financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

Estate Management Checklist

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

Life and Death of a $20 Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

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Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Inflation & Retirement

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

The Facts About Income Tax

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

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Events on Wall Street

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

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