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Qualifying For Medicare Under Age 65

Qualifying For Medicare Under Age 65

You might qualify for Medicare if you’re under 65-years-old. This article will explain the conditions where you may qualify for Medicare early.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Teen Drinking and Your Liability

Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.

 

The Average American Budget

Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.

The ABC’s of Auto Insurance

What kind of auto insurance should you have? Do you know?

Pullbacks, Corrections, and Bear Markets

Clearing up confusion from the economic downturn following COVID-19 and how it might affect your financial strategy.

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge

How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Estimate Your RMD

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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

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

My Retirement Savings

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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Global and International Funds

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

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

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

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Should I Invest in Gold?

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

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