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A Primer on Dividends

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

18 Years Worth of Days

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

 

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

Best-Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Newly Married

Marriage changes everything, including your insurance needs.

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How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

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