Understanding Today's Financial Environment
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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
The Average American Budget
Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.
U.S. Personal Savings Rate
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Retirement Traps to Avoid
Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge
How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?
The Three Keys to a Great Password
Have fun and learn how to craft the perfect password with the help of this highly engaging infographic.
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Social Security Taxes
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Lifetime of Earnings
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
What Is My Risk Tolerance?
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Potential Income from an IRA
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Tax Freedom Day
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
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Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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 Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
What You Need to Know About Social Security
Every so often, you’ll hear about Social Security benefits running out. But is there truth to the fears, or is it all hype?
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.
Should You Ever Retire?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Stay Safe with a B.O.P. At Your Back
Learn about the advantages of Business Owner Policies with this highly educational and fun animated video.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.