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An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.
The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.