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

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Helpful Content

What Is a Stretch IRA?

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

 

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or they can be paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

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

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.

Put It in a Letter

A letter of instructions provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

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How Compound Interest Works

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers are right in our own back yards. This may be particularly true of investing.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold, and its history, may help you answer that question.

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