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Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Raise Your Retirement Income

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

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

There are things you can do to keep yourself safe when you lose your wallet.


What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

Social Security: Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

How Compound Interest Works

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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