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How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

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Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

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Should You Choose a Fixed or Variable?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

 

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

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Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

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

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Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

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

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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What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Your DNA Test

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

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

Busting the Bubble

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

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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