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Clayton, NC 27528

Toni Drapkin

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Helpful Content

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

 

You Would Rather Be...

Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

Estimating the Cost of College

This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

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

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Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

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