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What's New for Social Security?

There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.

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

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This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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

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

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

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