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Helpful Content

What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce

What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce

In the face of divorce, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked.

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

Where Is the Market Headed?

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

 

Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

Types of Stock Market Analysis

Most stock market analysis falls into three broad groups: Fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a look at each.

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Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

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.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

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