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Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

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

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

 

Insuring Your Business With a Buy/Sell Agreement

Buy/sell agreements may help a business be better prepared in the event of the death of a principal or key employee.

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

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

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

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Comparing Investments

Estimate the potential capital gains taxes due on your transactions.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Historical Inflation

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

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Perception vs. Reality

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

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.

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