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Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy
Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.
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.
Personal Finance Tips for Military Families
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
Five strategies for managing your student debt.
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.