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Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

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

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Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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

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