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Personal Finance Tips for Military Families
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College
Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.
Counteracting Capital Gains with Tax-Loss Harvesting
You may have heard the phrase "tax-loss harvesting." A financial professional may be able to provide some guidance.
How Insurance Deductibles Work
Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.
Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees
Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Qualifying For Medicare Under Age 65
You might qualify for Medicare if you’re under 65-years-old. This article will explain the conditions where you may qualify for Medicare early.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
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What Is the Dividend Yield?
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
A Look at Systematic Withdrawals
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
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Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Protecting Those Who Matter Most
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
An Inside Look at Retirement Living
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
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A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Long Run: Women and Retirement
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
Your DNA Test
Preparing for the unexpected can make all the difference if your family relies on your income.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.