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The Financial Literacy Crisis

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

The Power of Compound Interest

The Power of Compound Interest

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

Estimating the Cost of College

Estimating the Cost of College

This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

 

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge

How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.

Buying Auto Insurance For Teen Drivers

Tips on insuring your teen driver.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

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Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

18 Years Worth of Days

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

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

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