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Weekly Market Commentary
Your source for updated market and economic news.
Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill
How long does a $20 bill last?
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
The Latte Lie and Other Myths
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
When should you take your Social Security benefit?