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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Disability Income

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Annuity Comparison

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

The Cycle of Investing

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

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