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Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The Average American Budget
Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.
Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
A Look at Diversification
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Trends in Charitable Giving
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
The Cost of Medical Care
Learn about the risks of not having health insurance in this informative article.
Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
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Capital Gains Tax Estimator
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
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.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Tax Freedom Day
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
An Inside Look at Retirement Living
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
To Buy or Not to Buy
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List
Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.