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Inflation & Your Money

Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

 

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.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement - Clear and Wrong?

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

Would it surprise you to hear that China owns just 8% of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government?

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Social Security Taxes

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

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Historical Inflation

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Your DNA Test

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

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Here are 3 steps to take right now that may make a difference if you find yourself suddenly single.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

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