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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.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World

The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

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Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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When Do You Need a Will?

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

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

Events on Wall Street

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

Retiring the 4% Rule

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

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