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What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Certain Uncertainties in Retirement
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
Critical Estate Documents
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Estate strategies for millennials may sound like less of a concern than retirement, but young adults should prepare now.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
Take a look at this 2017 Market Recap.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.