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What Is a Roth 401(k)?
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
Women and Financial Strategies
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single
Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.
The Utility of Sector Investing
Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.
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.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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Saving for Retirement
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Comparing Mortgage Terms
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
What's My Potential Estate Tax?
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
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.
Federal Income Tax
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
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Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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Rightsizing for Retirement
What does your home really cost?
Retirement Plan Detectives
A couple become Retirement Plan Detectives, searching records from old employers.
When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Working With A Financial Professional
A financial professional is an invaluable resource to help you untangle the complexities of whatever life throws at you.
When Do You Need a Will?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
4 Elements of an Estate Strategy
Learn about the importance of having an estate strategy in this helpful and informative video.