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Emerging Market Opportunities

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.


Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Estate Management Checklist

Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Understanding Long-Term Care

Understanding the types of long-term-care services—and what those services could cost—may be critical.

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

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.

Tax Management Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

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

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, infiltrating the world of bonds.

When Do You Need a Will?

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

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

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