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Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

The Ivory Tower Changes Wall Street

Thanks to the work of three economists, we have a better understanding of what determines an asset’s price.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

 

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

Insurance Needs Assessment:When You're Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

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.

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My Retirement Savings

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

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Comparing Investments

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

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

A quick history of the Federal Reserve and overview of what it does.

Should I Invest In REITs?

Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

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