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.
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A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List
Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.
Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
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