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Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Spotting Credit Trouble

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

When Do You Need a Will?

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

 

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

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

What If You Get Audited?

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

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Comparing Investments

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

How to Bake a Pie-R-A

Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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