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Getting a Head Start on College Savings

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

TIPS for Inflation

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation—and expect short-term interest rates may increase—TIPS could be worth considering.

 

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

Estimating the Cost of College

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

Disability and Your Finances

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Saving for Retirement

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work in 2012 to pay federal tax liability.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, a stunning 4.6 million Americans are expected to pay the AMT in 2018.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

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