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What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

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The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

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

 

Value vs. Growth Investing

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

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

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

Estimating the Cost of College

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

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

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Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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.

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

Retiring the 4% Rule

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

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

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.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime, and those we love may suffer if we are not prepared.

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