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Weekly Market Commentary
Your source for updated market and economic news.
Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
Changing Unhealthy Behaviors
Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.