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The Facts About Income Tax

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive

In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which is Better?”

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

 

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Best Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

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.

Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimates your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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The Cycle of Investing

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

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.

Your DNA Test

If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.

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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