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Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Your Personal Recovery

Your Personal Recovery

As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.


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Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

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The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

Social Security: Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

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Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

The Good Ship IPO

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

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.

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