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Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

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An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

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Saving for College

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Tax Management Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Should I Invest In REITs?

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?

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.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Events on Wall Street

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

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