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Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

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When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

Universal Life Insurance

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Earnings for All Seasons

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Comparing Investments

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Estimate Your RMD

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

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

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