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Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

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."

 

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

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

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

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How Compound Interest Works

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Long-Term-Care Needs

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

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

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