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The Business Cycle

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

 

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

A Living Trust Primer

Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.

How Insurance Deductibles Work

Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.

The Value of Insuring Against Life’s Risks

Building wealth requires protection from the forces of wealth destruction.

Four Really Good Reasons to Invest

There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

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