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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.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Saving on Fitness Membership Costs

There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

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What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invest instead?

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Choosing a Mortgage

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

The Power of Compound Interest

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

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