Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.
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Retirement Traps to Avoid
Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.
Women and Financial Strategies
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
Please Leave Home Without It
Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.
Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?