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Put It in a Letter

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents

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

 

Debt Stress

There’s a link between debt and stress.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

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.

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

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How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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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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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

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