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Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy
Do you have an estate strategy? You should.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
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Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
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.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
What does your home really cost?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.