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Variable Universal Life Insurance

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The Cost of Procrastination

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

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Assess how many days you'll work in 2012 to pay federal tax liability.

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Use this calculator to estimates your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

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Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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

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

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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

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

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A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

The Cycle of Investing

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

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In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are nearly 1,200 ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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