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Understanding Today's Financial Environment

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Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

How the Federal Reserve Works

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

 

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

Putting a Price Tag On Your Health

Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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?

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