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And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

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If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

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.

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

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Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

Mastering Mobile Lingo

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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Behavioral Finance

An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.

Leaving Your Lasting Legacy

Want to do more with your wealth? You might want to consider creating a charitable foundation.

18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home

Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

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