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What Smart Investors Know

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.

 

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.

Making Sense Of A Home Warranty

Understanding the value of a home warranty.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.

A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses

Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

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

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

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.

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