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Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges come opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

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Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

And the Executor Is

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

 

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

The Anatomy of an Index

The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

How to Bake a Pie-R-A

Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

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