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Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

Death is No Excuse

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings for All Seasons

Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?

 

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

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

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

Estimating the Cost of College

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

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

Caring for Aging Parents

As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.

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Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Federal Income Tax

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

The Good Ship IPO

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

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

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