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Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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

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The Facts About Income Tax

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

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

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Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

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